Snowfall in Srinagar has also led to cancellation of several flights at the city airport.
Heavy snowfall in parts of Jammu and Kashmir has affected road transport and essential services such as power supply and hospital operations. There are reports of damage to apple plantations that have been buried under a thick layer of snow.
A nine-year-old girl has been killed and three members of a nomadic family were injured when a landslide struck their tent in Rajouri district on Saturday night.
On Saturday, over 300 passengers, including dozens of security personnel, were rescued after they were caught in heavy snowfall near Jawahar tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the police said. Fresh landslides occurred at multiple places between Ramban and Banihal sectors, and it was not possible to allow stranded passengers to move towards Jammu.
Here are the live updates on Kashmir weather:
Nov 04, 201812:02 (IST)A Bakarwal family set up a tent accommodation near a shrine in Rajouri district which came under a landslide triggered by incessant rains at around 11:30 pm Saturday, an official tells news agency PTI.
A nine-year-old girl has been killed and three members of a nomadic family were injured in the incident, he adds.
The nomadic Gujjars and Bakarwals have begun their bi-annual seasonal migration from the higher reaches of Kashmir to summer zone Jammu last month owing to early snowfall this season but have set up temporary accommodations at various places due to inclement weather.Nov 04, 201811:56 (IST) Orchards and apple trees have been destroyed by snow in many parts of the Valley.
Nov 04, 201811:53 (IST) Srinagar-Jammu National Highway is closed and all other important roads have also been blocked due to untimely snowfall.Nov 04, 201811:52 (IST) Snowfall in Kashmir has caused complete power breakdown in the Valley forcing students to write their exams in candle light. Most of the hospitals are also without power supply.
Officials say they are trying to restore power supply.
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