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2 persons die, 3 injured in landslide in Ramban

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Banihal, Mar 17: Two persons were killed and three others injured on Sunday when a landslide struck a remote village in Ramban district, police said.

A group of labourers was on way to Banihal on foot when they got trapped under the debris after the landslide occurred at Khari-Mahoo road near Aarmarg in the morning, a police officer said.

The locals pulled out the body of Mohammad Qasim Gujjar (33), a resident of Aarmarg, from underneath the rubble, while four others injured were shifted to a hospital.

Critically injured Abdulah Gujjar (61) was referred to a hospital in Srinagar but succumbed to his injuries, the officer added.

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