Three dead as mud house collapses in Anantnag, LG expresses condolences

ANANTNAG — Three persons died and another was injured after a mud house collapsed in the Daksum area of Kokernag in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Sunday.

The deceased were identified as Manzoor Ahmad Gorsi son of Mohammad Abdullah, Hajra Begum wife of Mohammad Hussain Gorsi and Manzoor Ahmad son of Manzoor Ahmad, all residents of Bidhard Kokernag.

The incident took place at Mather Pathar Behak in Daksum forest area of the district.

Meanwhile Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha expressed condolences to the bereaved families, and directed the district administration to ensure immediate assistance.

“Deeply anguished by the loss of lives due to a house collapse in Larnoo, Anantnag. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. Directed district administration to ensure best possible treatment to the injured & immediate assistance to the affected families,” LG said in a tweet.

Deputy Commissioner, Anantnag, Basharat Qayoom issued ex gratia relief of Rs 50,000 each to the families of the victims, the officials said.

In addition, other necessary items, including blankets and utensils, were also provided to the families, they said.

The officials said the relief was issued within 24 hours of the incident coming to light.

The deputy commissioner said soon after the report regarding the incident was received, a team of revenue and police officials was sent to the spot.