SRINAGAR: Two person have died in a massive landslide at Seri area of Ramban on Srinagar-Jammu national highway last evening while as six people were injured, officials said.
The landslide almost buried two soil cutters, trucks and private vehicles at Seri, Ramban on the highway, when two soil cutters were busy in road widening and upgradation work.
“A major portion of land caved in and both soil cutters and other vehicles including two trucks and a few private vehicles came under it,” said official.
Passengers travelling in vehicles also cried loudly for help. A major rescue operation was launched by authorities, quick reaction team and locals soon after the incident.
Senior Superintendent of Police Ramban, Haseeb Ur Rehman said that two people lost their lives in the incident and one person was rescued alive after three hours long rescue operation.
Six person with minor injuries have been admitted to district hospital Ramban, he added, according to KNO.