SRINAGAR: Police on Wednesday launched a rescue operation in Bandipora and rescued 25 families to safer places, an official statement issued here said. It also rescued two pregnant ladies in Shalkot and Judinambal areas of Sopore and shifted them to hospital for treatment.
As per a statement issued here, in view of the heavy snowfall and apprehension of snow avalanche in Khadiyall and Ismarg areas of Gurez Bandipora, Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a rescue operation and rescued 10 families consisting of 70 members in Khaidyal and shifted them to Dawar Gurez. “In Ismarg, 15 families consisting of 80 members were rescued and shifted to safer place in Kanzalwal in the jurisdiction of Police Station Gurez.” Police also launched a rescue operation in Sopore after receiving information that two pregnant ladies are stranded in their homes in Shalkot and Judinambal areas due to heavy snowfall.
“On receiving this information, SDPO Rafiaabad along with SHO Panzla constituted a team which cleared snow on the roads and both ladies were shifted to Sub District Hospital, Rohama for treatment. However, one of the ladies gave birth to the child while on way to hospital,” it said.
“In Kupwara, vehicles were stranded and skidding on roads due to heavy snowfall. Police cleared the snow and helped the vehicles to go through,” the statement added.