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Three injured in landslide in Kupwara


Srinagar:  Three persons were critically injured in a landslide in Keran sector of frontier Kupwara district of north Kashmir today, police said.

A landslide struck between Mundian and Det Bridge in Keran sector near the Line of Control (LoC) this afternoon, trapping three persons, a police official told PTI here.

He said the trio – Nazakat Khan, Ashraf Hajam and Bilal Joo – were rescued and were provided immediate medical help.

They are being airlifted to Srinagar for specialised treatment, the official said.

The hilly areas of Kashmir witnessed a surge in the cases of land slides and soil erosion over the past week following heavy rains which left 18 persons dead and rendered hundreds of others homeless.

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