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Jammu and Kashmir: Avalanche hits Bandipora; 5 rescued by joint team of police, Army

Five persons were trapped under the snow, prompting authorities to launch a search and rescue operation.

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New Delhi Published on: February 23, 2019 12:01 IST
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Avalanche hits Bandipora

At least five people were trapped after an avalanche hit Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Saturday, officials said, adding all five were later rescued. 

According to the officials of disaster management department, an avalanche occurred Chrawan area of Ajas in north Kashmir's Bandipora district early on Saturday. They said five persons were trapped under the snow, prompting authorities to launch a search and rescue operation.

"All the five people were rescued by a joint team of police and Army," the officials said. 

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