19 families shifted after houses develop cracks in Doda


JAMMU: Nineteen households have been moved to safer locations after their homes developed cracks at Nai Basti village in J&Ok’s Doda district, officers mentioned on Friday.

The officers mentioned that a number of homes at Nai Basti village within the Thathri space of ​​Doda district began creating cracks on account of a land sink. The scenario was accentuated by a landslide triggered by latest rains.

“Nineteen families have been moved to safer places so far. The land sink happened due to loosened rocks,” mentioned Abdul Qayoom, SSP, Doda.

Qayoom mentioned a group of geologists and engineers has inspected the spot.

“A proper assessment has been made,” he mentioned.

Qayoom mentioned that in accordance with specialists who studied the rocks on the web site, the land there couldn’t bear the load of the buildings.

“There are both new and old structures constructed in the area,” he mentioned.

Abdul Farooq, who’s amongst these whose home has developed cracks, appealed to the administration to shift the affected individuals to a safer p.lace

“Some houses have been totally damaged due to the landslide. A mosque has also come under its impact,” Farooq mentioned.

The officers, nonetheless, refused to attract a comparability between Doda with the sinking city of Joshimath in Uttarakhand that posed a serious problem and compelled a lot of individuals to maneuver after their homes developed cracks.

“The two cannot be compared. It is a very localized affair in Doda,” Qayoom mentioned.

“A geology and mining team from Jammu is arriving to give inputs as to how the situation can be stopped from aggravating,” Sub-Divisional Justice of the Peace Athar Amin Zargar informed reporters.

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