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Avalanche Hits J-K’s Gurez sector, Three Buried Under Snow, Rescue Operation Underway

On January 30, Two Persons Were Reported Missing While As Many Rescued From The Debris In A Snow Avalanche In Jammu And Kashmir's Ganderbal District.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aniruddha Dhar | Updated on: 15 Feb 2020, 06:54:40 PM

Reports suggest that the rescue operations are underway. (Photo Credit: Representative image)

New Delhi:

At least three people are reportedly buried in an avalanche which hit the Gurez sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora on Saturday. The police have arrived at the spot. Reports suggest that the rescue operations are underway.

On January 30, two persons were reported missing while as many rescued from the debris in a snow avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district. The avalanche struck Gagangeer area on Srinagar-Kargil road, trapping the four civilians, the officials said. Local residents and authorities swung into action and launched a search and rescue operation.

Two persons were rescued while search was on for those missing, they said. Snow avalanches occur frequently in higher reaches of Kashmir during winter. At least a dozen people, including six soldiers, have lost lives in the avalanches this winter.

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First Published : 15 Feb 2020, 05:41:24 PM