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Avalanche hits Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal; 2 missing

Two persons were reported missing while as many rescued from the debris in a snow avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Thursday, officials said.

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Srinagar Published on: January 30, 2020 19:40 IST
Avalanche, Jammu and Kashmir, Ganderbal,
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Avalanche hits Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal

Two persons were reported missing while as many rescued from the debris in a snow avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Ganderbal district on Thursday, officials said. The avalanche struck the Gagangeer area on Srinagar-Kargil road, trapping the four civilians, the officials said.

Local residents and authorities swung into action and launched a search and rescue operation. Two persons were rescued while search was on for those missing, they said. 

Snow avalanches occur frequently in higher reaches of Kashmir during winter. At least a dozen people, including six soldiers, have lost lives in the avalanches this winter.

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