Seven killed by boulder in J&K

A huge boulder rolled down a 100-foot high waterfall in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, killing seven people and injuring 30 others, the police said.

A group of people, mostly youngsters, were bathing under the Siar Baba waterfall, one of the biggest in north India, at Talwara, 10 km from Reasi town, when the loose rock and other debris fell on them, Reasi SSP Tahir Sajad Bhat said.

A police officer said the death toll might rise as the condition of many injured people was critical .

Most of the dead and injured belonged to Jammu district, the officer said.

Many people involved in the rescue operation complained that only one doctor was present at the Reasi district hospital at the time the injured people were admitted for treatment.

National Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah expressed grief and shock over the incident.

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