REASI: Former Higher Education Minister, Abdul Gani Malik who is also MLA Gulabgarh has expressed shock and grief over the loss of lives and property in the State particularly in the Gulabgarh area due to heavy rains and floods.

Malik said that a number of persons have died and thousands of families rendered houseless due to landslides. He further said that thousands of families are stranded in the higher reaches of Peer Panchal Range like Kousarnag, Mangnarh, Zajimarg, Nikkan, Ichhni, Nunkhal, Khore, Chhawni and other such places.