Gusty winds wreak havoc in Kashmir parts, power supply snapped in Sgr, other areas

Sajid Raina 

Srinagar, July 05: Gusty winds coupled with rains on Sunday evening caused massive damage to orchards, residential houses and uprooted trees in various parts of the Kashmir valley.

Reports reaching the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that dozens of residential houses, electric transmission lines got damaged while trees were uprooted due to strong winds in several areas of north Kashmir.

They said that rooftops of about a dozen residential houses were damaged due strong winds in many parts of north Kashmir including Sopore, Pattan, Bandipora and Sumbal.

An official told KNO that power supply also got affected in these areas as strong winds damaged transmission lines and uprooted electric poles at several places. He, however, said that no loss of life has been reported so far from these areas.

The official said that traffic movement on Sopore-Bandipora road was also halted after many trees fell on the road due to strong winds. “Efforts are being made by authorities to restore the traffic movement on the road,” he said.

Meanwhile, reports said that strong winds also wreaked havoc in other parts of Kashmir valley including Srinagar, Budgam, Shopian, and Pulwama district.

Officials said that strong winds caused massive damage to orchards, trees and residential houses in these parts as well and power supply has also been snapped in Srinagar.

Reports reaching KNO said the windstorm caused massive damage to public property in many areas.

Officials said that several residential houses and vehicles got damaged due to strong winds in Kathidarwaza area of Rainawari and Nigeen Dargah area of Srinagar.

They said they were assessing the damage caused by strong winds in several parts of Kashmir including Srinagar district—(KNO)

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