Father-daughter duo killed in landslide

Jammu/Srinagar: A father-daughter duo Saturday  died due to a landslide in Doda district, police said.
A landslide occurred in the Pull Doda area here around 6.16 AM in which Abdul Rehman(24) and his 3-year-old daughter got buried, they said.
Police and locals launched the rescue operation and recovered their bodies. The duo originally hailed from Uttar Pradesh and were among the labourers engaged for road construction work in the district, they said.
Post mortem of the bodies have been conducted and bodies are being handed to the legal heir for burial, police said.
Landslides were also triggered in various places thereby blocking the Doda-Bhaderwah and Batote-Doda road for over two hours and later landslides were cleared and the roads were make traffic worthy, they said.
Over 100 vehicles of CRPF carrying security personnel for polls from Doda district to Anantnag district in South Kashmir was also stranded due to the landslide and after the clearance of the road, they have moved to their destination.
Meanwhile, nearly 140 passengers who were stuck in the snowfall in Kupwara district of Kashmir were rescued by security forces, an army official said today.
Several vehicles, carrying nearly 140 passengers including women and children, were stranded at Nasta Chun Pass on Kupwara-Tangdhar road on Thursday evening due to severe snowfall in the area.
A team of army was deployed and the passengers were taken to the safety.
“The passengers were facing grave threat to their lives due to heavy snowfall and inclement weather. Despite inhospitable and inclement weather conditions, avalanche rescue team of an Army Unit posted nearby sprung into action and rescued the stranded passengers,” the official said.
A snow-clearing dozer was pressed into service by the Border Roads Organisation to clear the road off the snow for allowing the traffic to move out of the danger area, official added.