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JK govt orders probe after Jhelum embankment caves in

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The government has ordered a probe after a large chunk of an embankment on river Jhelum in caved in triggering panic among city residents, a said today.

Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Javaid Mustafa Mir, has asked Kashmir's Divisional to probe the reasons behind the collapse of the part of the embankment at Lasjan yesterday, the said.

Mir assured if anyone is found guilty or negligent in the inquiry report, the person would be brought to book.

He asked the secretary, irrigation and flood control, to ensure the work to restore the embankment is immediately started.

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First Published: Thu, January 25 2018. 11:55 IST