Avalanche hits Ganderbal; 2 missing

SRINAGAR: Two persons were reported missing while as many rescued from the debris in a snow avalanche in Ganderbal district on Thursday, officials said.

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. (AGENCIES)


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