Snowfall damages at least 30 residential, several non-residential structures in B’la district
Frontier Uri sub-division worst hit, people demand compensation to affected families
Baramulla: At least thirty residential houses, several commercial structures and two cowsheds, scores of trees and electric poles were damaged due to heavy snowfall in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
The normal life was badly hit due to uninterrupted snowfall and most of areas remained cut off from district headquarter and power supply couldn’t be resorted to the most of the areas.
However, administration pressed in snow clearing machines in Baramulla to clear snow on highway but most of the roads remained closed in upper belts of the district.
Official sources said that due to the heavy snowfall, around thirty houses were damaged after their rooftops collapsed and several uprooted trees fell on the residential house.
“Four residential houses in Nambla, four in Uri, two in Danisyeda, five in Jabla, three residential , two non-residential and one commercial structure in Garkote, three in Dardkote and three residential structure in Uroosa, one in Mayan Bijhama, were damaged due to heavy snowfall in frontier sector Uri,” said a revenue official.
A gigantic walnut tree falls on the two houses of in Deni Syedna causing large scale damage to two residential houses, an official said.
NC’s north Kashmir President, Dr Sajad Shafi Uri, urged the District administration to use labourers or snow cutters to clear snow on roads because JCB’s damage macadam and thus causing huge loss to state exchequer.
In Sheeri Narwav area, a commercial structure was damaged due to heavy snowfall.
A revenue department official said they are still assessing total losses as several areas are snowbound. “We are assessing the total losses and will submit a report soon so that compensation is provided to the affected families,” he said.