3 dead in avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir

  • | Saturday | 2nd February, 2019

SRINAGAR: Bodies of three persons, who were were buried under an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district a day ago, were recovered by a search and rescue team on Saturday, officials said.Four people were aboard a snow removal machine on the Pahalgam-Aru road on Friday when they were trapped under the avalanche, an official had said. "We've recovered the bodies of three persons who were buried under an avalanche...," a police official said.One person was rescued alive on Friday and had been admitted to a hospital, the official said.Fresh snowfall has resulted in avalanches in hilly areas of Kashmir, prompting authorities to issue an advisory for people to avoid avalanche-prone areas.

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