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All 7 victims of land sliding in AJK’s remote village laid to rest

Altaf Hamid Rao,

MIRPUR (AJK):      All seven victims of terrible land sliding in remote village Akhore Ban in Hajeera tehsil of Rawalakot district were laid to rest Saturday afternoon after the bodies were recovered from the debris as a result of the hectic day-long relief and rescue operation, a senior official said.

Commissioner Rawalakot division Ch. Muhammad Raqeeb told this Correspondent over telephone Saturday evening that the deceased, including five minors, belonging to a local family, were laid to rest in the ancestral graveyard of their native village at 4.00 pm Saturday.

Deputy Speaker AJK Legislative Assembly was amongst hundreds of mourners who attended the funeral prayer.

The Commissioner said that a seriously injured lady identified as Zubaida Bibbi, wife of Muhammad Riaz, was shifted to Rawalpindi for hospitalization.

As reported earlier, at least seven persons of a family, including five females, were killed and two others injured in a horrible land sliding in a far-flung remote area village Akhore Ban adjacent to Pothi Chapraan town of in thickly mountainous Hajeera sub division of Rawalakot district of Azad Jammu & Kashmir after an under-construction Hydrop Power Station over flowed its banks following torrential rains on upper reaches of the area wee hours on Saturday.

“Three of the houses were totally perished in the land sliding, according to the Commissioner Poonch Division.

Various top mountainous parts of AJK including Poonch division, Neelam, Leepa vallies as well Mirpur division are in the grip of intermittent heavy monsoon rains since about past one month that played havoc leaving over three dozens of persons in flash-floods-resulted land-sliding, kacha house collapse and identical tragic incidents in the rains-hit areas.

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