Kashmir: 9 Missing as Avalanche Sweeps Away, Rescue Operation Underway

Kashmir: 9 Missing as Avalanche Sweeps Away, Rescue Operation Underway: – Nine persons, including six tourists, has gone missing as per report post the cab they were traveling in was swept away by an avalanche which took place in the North Kashmir’s Kupwara district on last Friday.

This deadly incident took place in Sadhna Top of Tangdhar.

Post the incident took place in Kashmir the emergency relief teams have been reached their after they rushed to the spot and started their rescue operations which are now is underway.

“Yes we too received information of the accident and we rushed a team of police for the rescue, the area is very far-flung and not reachable, and it is snowing in the area so we cannot confirm any killing yet. Our team has reached the area and they have started rescue with the help of local people,” Kashmir Reader quoted SSP Kupwara Shamshar Hussain, as per the statement.

As per reports, a child has been rescued fortunately alive who was there in the ice.

As of now, 3 soldiers had gone missing in Gurez when the avalanche of ice was hit their picket on December 12, 2017, while two soldiers had slipped and fallen down into a deep gorge in Nowgam sector of the LoC which happened on the very same day.

In the meantime, the chill and the cold wave continued in the Valley and somehow the Ladakh region also Met forecast light rain or ice storm in the Jammu and Kashmir which is going on this Saturday.

In the whole state, the Kargil town was the coldest at minus 20 and the Gulmarg at minus nine was the coldest in Kashmir Valley, a Met Official said.

Srinagar city recorded minus 3.2 and Pahalgam minus four. Leh town was said to be minus 10.3 and was the second coldest place in the state.

Jammu city recorded 6.7, Katra 7.3, Batote one, Banihal 0.4, Bhaderwah minus 0.2 and Udhampur 5.8 degrees Celsius, the Met office said.

The Army had organized specially trained teams of its high altitude warfare school (HAWS) so that the bodies of the missing soldiers will be going to find somehow.

Two bodies were recovered from the Gurez sector of the Line of Control (LoC) in Bandipora, and the other was recovered from Nowgam sector of Kupwara, days later.