Kupwara Avalanche Update: One more body recovered

Kupwara: One more dead body has been recovered after avalanches swept away two sumo vehicles at Khoni Nallah near Sadhna Top in Tangdar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

The deceased identified as Ghulam Hussain s/o Mir Ahmad Shah resident of Chamkote has been recovered by the rescuers.

With his recovery, the rescuers have recovered four dead bodies so far while as in a miraculous escape, a 46-year-old person was found alive at around 3:00 am  after remaining under the huge mass of snow for more than 12 hours.

About 200 persons including army, police, SDRF, local volunteers engaged in rescue effort.

Pertinently, multiple avalanches struck Khoni Nallah and swept away 7 to 9 persons yesterday.

Earlier, a beacon officer MP Singh died and another was injured in a separate avalanche near the Sadhana Top.

Almost three hours after the avalanches, a 7-year-old was found alive and shifted to Kupwara hospital from he was referred to Srinagar hospitalized treatment.

More details awaited

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