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  • Army provides assistance to stranded people on Jammu-Srinagar NH due to heavy landslide in Ramban district

    Published on May 23, 2020

    In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Army today provided assistance to a large number of stranded people on the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway after it was blocked for several hours due to heavy landslide in Panthiyal area of Ramban district.

    A defence spokesperson said that nearly 700 vehicles with commuters plying towards Jammu got stranded for 24 hours due to the blocking of the highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with rest of the country, on Friday.

    The landslides blocked the 270-km highway forcing suspension of the vehicular traffic for a long duration, leaving a large number of commuters stranded.

    The army reached the location along with a medical team on receiving the information. The stranded travelers were provided food and the first aid by the medical team.

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