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Sinkhole in Nallah Bringi near Kokernag is threat to lives says government

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By: Tariq Shah VOV


The government has warned media persons and other people not to move close to the sinkhole at Wandevalgam area of Kokernag in Anantnag district as on the social media the news reports are coming while the journalists are giving the bites very close to the hole.

The district authorities of Anantnag have said that it is not only a life threat to the journalists but also to the people who assemble around them while they report about the creation of a sinkhole in Bringi Nallah.

“It has been observed that despite restrictions being imposed on any assembly of general public or movement of individuals near sinkhole at Wandevalgam on 11 February 2022 by Sub Divisional Magistrate Kokernag, a number of media personnel continue to move close to and into the sinkhole, posing threat to their own life,” Tehsildar Kokernag said in an advisory issued today. “This in turn attracts general public near the sinkhole which increases the threat to life and makes crowd control difficult for the administration,” reads the advisory, a copy of which lies with GNS, adding, “Hence all media personnel are hereby advised and warned not to violate the restrictions imposed around sinkhole.”

He said action under relevant sections of law shall be taken against anyone found violating the order.

The vertical sinkhole in the Brengi stream at Wandevalgam village has disrupted its water flow and as per experts it is a natural phenomenon developed due to the gradual dissolution of limestone rocks in the water body.

With GNS inputs


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