5 people killed and 9 got injured in a landslide in Payakul area of Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on April 24, 2019. The incident happened around 10:30 in the morning. The victims were from Udhampur district and were heading towards the Paddar valley to join the ongoing Machail yatra. Just when they were passing from the Doda-Kishtwar road, suddenly huge boulders and debris came down from a hillock trapping a minibus and a car plying. 4 people died on the spot and 10 were injured. Police personnel rushed to the spot and admitted the injured people immediately to the nearest hospital. 2 of the injured people were admitted in a critical situation. Out of which 1 died during the treatment.
The incident disrupted traffic on the Doda- Kishtwar road. It took a few hours to remove the debris from the road.
The analysts at CyberTech Risk Center generated constant alerts on this incident with moderate impact. This helped their clients take alternative travel routes to maintain continuity in business. The analysts closely monitored the situation providing its clients with timely alerts about the same which helped them take business continuity measures and ensure employee safety in time. We at Cybertech’s Risk Center cover Earthquake, Landslide, Tsunami and Tsunami Bulletin under the ‘Geophysical’ category at Pan India label.