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After landslide breaks road, kids hop over fast flowing stream on way to school in Udhampur (video)

Ghordi block in Jammu and Kashmir, home to more than 65000 people, is experiencing the indifference of the authorities first hand.  After a monsoon flood caused landslides, the main link road between Ghordi block and Udhampur was covered with debris and became unusable on Monday. As many as 100 villages have been impacted seriously by the heavy rainfall and landslides.

Staff correspondent, NewsCrunch

Ghordi block in Jammu and Kashmir, home to more than 65000 people, is experiencing the indifference of the authorities first hand.

After a monsoon flood caused landslides, the main link road between Ghordi block and Udhampur was covered with debris and became unusable on Monday. As many as 100 villages have been impacted seriously by the heavy rainfall and landslides.

This road is the main link that connects the residents to essential services such as schools, hospitals etc, all based in Udhampur.

Authorities have taken no action to restore the link, or establish alternate modes of transport. The debris of the landslides remain as it is, blocking the link road, though three days have already passed.

People are being forced to make audacious treks across stones strewn on fast flowing mountain streams to access necessities.

Footage captured by ANI news showed small children going for school with their lives at risk, as they jumped and climbed over the slippery rocks. The elderly have no other option as well.

Thousands of people in the block are putting their lives into terrible risk everyday, as authorities look the other way.

 Kids hop over fast flowing stream on way to school (video)

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