Students stuck in Thajwas Glacier Sonmarg rescued: Police

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September 07: Police on Friday claimed they rescued a couple of students who were stuck in Thajwas glacier of Sonamarg in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.

Students of KIE Higher Secondary School, Lasjan Srinagar had gone for an Excursion to Sonamarg, police said.  “A group of students during late hours left for trekking to Thajwas glacier, while returning back few students lost their way and also got injured due to slippery condition of glacier.”

“During late evening SOS call was received by Sonmarg Police who swung into action and after conducting extensive searches, traced the missing students and brought them to nearby hospital for treatment,” police said.

Police have also requested tourists not to leave for glaciers after 1 PM. School authorities have also been told to avoid taking students to glaciers during late hours.