12-yr-old girl among 2 killed in avalanche in Ramban district

BANIHAL: Two people, including a 12-year-old girl, were killed on Tuesday and as many women were reported missing after an avalanche struck a mountain village in Ramban district, officials said.

Mohammad Rafiq (25) and Sumerna Mukhtiar (12) were found dead, while Fatha Begum (30) and Taja Begum (32) were reported missing, the officials said.

The group was on way to their home when they were caught in the avalanche near Kawana-Trigam, 50 km from Ramban district headquarters, they said.

The rescuers swung into action immediately after the avalanche struck the village, the officials said. (AGENCIES)