Beacon officer among four dead after avalanche hits vehicle in Kashmir

07 January, 2018, 01:31 | Author: Elena Summers
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Earlier in the day, five bodies were recovered from a spot in Kupwara where a auto carrying six people swept away by a huge avalanche of snow. Among nine who went missing bodies of four persons have been recovered so far. The body of Beacon officer M P Singh was recovered last night since it was near the road, they said.

Three people, including a 7-year-old, were also rescued one day after the Friday avalanche in the region's northwest Tangdhar, Kupwara district.

A few passengers managed to survive as the rescue operations progressed in full swing with rescue teams comprising of the police, Army, Mountain Rescue and State Disaster Response Force.

He said instructions have been given to Deputy Commissioner Kupwara to release the relief immediately. The survivor was identified as Ghulam Nabi Bhat, son of Ali Mohammed Bhat, a resident of Kalmona, Kralpora, Kupwara.

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In a first avalanche, two beacon officials came under a snow avalanche adjacent to Sadhna top. "Without the local volunteers, it was quite impossible to recover the bodies in the record time keeping in view the tough terrain and bad weather", he said.

She conveyed her sympathies to the bereaved families.

It may be mentioned hare that a Border Roads Organization (BRO) official was killed after an avalanche hit the Kupwara-Tangdhar road in North Kashmir on Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has directed the Kupwara district administration to ensure all possible medical assistance to the injured in the accident.

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