Trying our best: DC
Kupwara: The body of a stranded elderly woman who died due to cold at Sadna Top in this north Kashmir district is yet to be lifted from the area.
The woman identified as Taja Begum, wife of Abdul Qayoom of Tetwal Kupwara, died on Friday evening following heavy snowfall.
She along with her other family members was on way to home from Srinagar when they got stuck in traffic at Sadna Top.
As the traffic movement was stopped, the family started journey by foot. When they reached near Khoni Nala, the woman died.
When contacted, Deputy Commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jahangir said snowfall continues in the area and roads are blocked. “But we are trying our best. As the road opening party will reach the accident spot, they will lift the body,” he said.
The DC said the administration tried to lift the bereaved family through chopper but failed due to continuous snowfall.
“As our parties will reach there, we will shift the body and the family members to their home,” DC told Kashmir Reader.