Some killed after swept away by an avalanche in Pahalgam area of south Kashmir - watsupptoday.com
Some killed after swept away by an avalanche in Pahalgam area of south Kashmir
Posted 02 Feb 2019 12:35 PM

Agencies
During snow clearance on Pahalgam -Aru road, the JCB with three persons on board came under an avalanche near Gudkhamb point. One person who was retrieved in injured conditions and was admitted to district hospital Anantnag where he succumbed to his injuries.

“Bodies of two other missing persons were also retrieved by the rescue team,” said an official.

The deceased were identified as Javed Ahmed Sheikh son of Mohammad Shaban Sheikh of Frislan Pahalgam, Ilyas Ahmed Shah son of Abdul Gani Shah of Midoora Tral and Abdul Aziz Khatana son of Mohammad Amin Khatana of Manilan Pahalgam.

Police had issued following a statement said that today at about 1615 hours the Police Station Pahalgam received reliable information that one JCB along with its driver and two boarded persons came under an avalanche at Gudkham Aru.

A rescue team of Pahalgam Police headed by SHO retrieved all the three people who were hit by an Avalanche in Aru Pahalgam.

Two out of the three were declared brought dead while the third who had been referred to Anantnag hospital succumbed later.

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