Cloudburst leaves over 80 sheep, goats dead near Jawahar Tunnel

RAMBAN — Over 80 sheep and goats perished after a cloudburst hit the Shiva post in Banihal area of Ramban district on Wednesday morning.

As per the news agency CNS, the cloudburst hit the makeshift tent and cattle belonging to Manzoor Ahmed son of Ab Rahim, resident of Dhani Bakhta Kathua at Shiva Post tunnel top Banihal, resulting in the death of more than 80 livestock including sheep and goats while as more than one dozen of cattle is injured. However, no loss of human life was reported in the incident.

Meanwhile, SDPO Banihal Nisar Ahmad Khawaja, SHO Banihal Munir Ahmad Khan and in-charge police post Harish Kumar Jawahar Tunnel are on the spot.

The nomads have urged the authorities to provide immediate relief to them so that they can restart their sheep rearing business.

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