Several labourers were feared to be trapped in Karnataka's Dakshin Kannada district on Saturday after a mudslide took place during a construction of a wall of a house in Sullia town of the district. A search and rescue operation is underway. No reports of casualties have been reported yet.
Earlier, traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was suspended after heavy overnight rains triggered mudslides and shooting of stones at some places in Ramban district, officials said. No fresh traffic was allowed on the highway, the only all-weather road linking Kashmir with the rest of the country, this morning, the officials said.
They said the road was blocked by mudslides near Shalgari and Sher Bibi around 5 am, while rains also led to shooting of stones from the hillock overlooking the highway at Mehar, Cafeteria Morh and Chamalwas. Road clearance agencies are on the job to make the highway traffic-worthy, the officials said. Traffic police has asked the people to confirm the status of the highway before leaving for their journey.
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