Three killed by landslides in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu/Srinagar: Three people were killed by landslides in Jammu and Kashmir during the 24hours since Sunday.

A senior police officer said Sameena, 17, was killed by a landslide in Surankote (Poonch) area when she went out to fetch water from a spring in Safadawali village late Sunday.

"A 42-year-old man was killed after he was buried under a landslide in Poonch district. Efforts to save him proved futile. The body was, however, recovered and handed over to relatives."

A girl named Huda and her mother were also trapped in a landslide in Sunergund village of Pulwama district on Sunday evening.

"Timely rescue by police and locals saved the mother, but the girl child could not be saved in this incident," said the officer.

Landslides are triggered in the mountainous areas of Jammu and Kashmir due to rain and snowfall.

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