landslide on the southern island of Kadavu

A road is obstructed by landslide on the southern island of Kadavu, 200 km south of Fijian capital Suva, Dec. 28, 2019. One people died while nearly 2,000 people take refuge in over 50 evacuation centers, as the category-two tropical cyclone Sarai continues to sweep Fiji with heavy rain and wind. Courtesy: FIJI SUN/Handout via Xinhua/IANS

Two person was killed, nine were rescued and four went missing on Sunday when a massive landslide hit the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in J&K’s Ramban district.

A police officer told IANS a massive landslide washed away an earth-moving machine and a truck along with their operators in Seri sector of Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district.

“One dead body has been recovered so far, four others have been rescued while two persons are still missing in this accident.

“The landslide was so massive that nine vehicles were buried under it.

“The four rescued persons have been shifted to hospital while rescue and recovery operation is still going on”, the officer told IANS.

The over 40-kilometre long Ramban-Ramsoo stretch of the nearly 300-Kilometre long highway has become infamous for landslides and shooting stones triggered by rainfall those often causes accidents on this road.

All essentials of life are routed into the landlocked Valley through this highway which is known as the lifeline of Kashmir.

Source: IANS