Kishtwar (J&K): A landslide that occurred on Saturday at the Ratle Hydroelectric facility in the Kishtwar area of Jammu and Kashmir resulted in as many as four fatalities and six injuries.
“The rescue effort has been finished. Four bodies and six injured people were rescued in total,” according to Devansh Yadav, Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, Jammu & Kashmir.
Earlier, Union Minister Dr. Jitendra Sharma claimed that a rescue team of approximately 6 people who had been sent to the scene following the tragedy had also become entangled in the rubble.
Just now spoke to DC #Kishtwar, Dr Devansh Yadav on receiving the report of a fatal landslide at the site of the under construction Ratle Power Project. The JCB driver unfortunately died on the spot. The rescue team of about 6 persons, deputed to
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In the Kisthwar district of the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, the Ratle hydroelectric project is a run-of-the-river project that is being considered for the Chenab River.
As of November 2018, the project’s anticipated cost was 1.5281.94 crores. On September 18 of this year, the project’s EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) contract was granted.