Cross border firing leaves thousands of people homeless

As the cross border shelling between Indi-Pak continued today on Wednesday, thousands of residents of border villages in Jammu and Samba districts have been evacuated by the authorities, media reports said

Police reports said that 10 people have died while as dozens sustained injuries in shelling in R.S. Pura and Arnia sectors since last week.

“Keeping in view the escalating tension on the IB, score of villages close to the International Border in R.S.Pura, Arnia, Bishnah and Ramgarh areas remained on the edge and residents were seen migrating out of these places with women and children,” reports said.

Reports here said around two thousand villagers have already left home and hearth behind, running for safety with their families.

“Those preferring not to leave their homes and agricultural fields remained indoors as district administration advised them not to venture out of their homes unless absolutely necessary and during emergencies only,” media reports said.

Gaping holes in residential houses and shells scattered in agricultural fields bore witness to the destruction caused by cross border shelling.

“All emergency arrangements for shifting the border residents are in place and if the present situation continued evacuation of civilians would be started,” authorities told media reporters.

 

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