Porter dies in avalanche
2 Labourers Washed Away
Srinagar/Jammu, Feb 7: A porter Jamal Lone son of Muhammad Lone of Gujran Gurez died when an avalanche hit a BSF post located at Kabul Gali, Gurez.
Disaster Management Cell coordinator Amir Ali said three paramilitary BSF personnel and two porters were trapped in the camp. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon has requisitioned air force to help evacuate the injured. But due to adverse weather the chopper was on standby, Amir said.
Two labourers were washed away in flash-floods and seven persons, including two children, were today rescued by police in Ramban and Poonch districts.
Two labourers, working with the railway construction project were washed away in flash-floods in Nulla river in Banihal belt of Ramban district today, officials said, adding that another person was rescued in Sangaldan belt of the district today.
Police and locals have launched a search operation to trace the duo, they said.
Six members of two families from Uttar Pradesh, including two children and a woman, were crossing the river, when suddenly they were caught in flash flood triggered by rains in hills in Mendhar town of the district this morning, officials said.
Police with the help of locals rescued them after an hour-long operation.
TWO DIE IN PAK
TARIQ NAQASH from Muzaffarabad: Two persons were killed on Monday when a group of villagers was struck by a huge mass of snow in a snowbound mountain pass in Pakistan administered Kashmir which is in the grip of heavy rains and snowfall for the past couple of days.
Police said a group of seven persons was trekking through snowcapped Panjal Galli, at an altitude of approximately 10,000 feet, on their way to Leepa valley, located some 100 kilometres southeast of Muzaffarabad when they were struck by an avalanche at around 1:45 pm.
The incident occurred near Bathiyan Nar village and five persons escaped unhurt miraculously, a police official told Greater Kashmir here.
Two others identified as Muhammad Khurshid and Ghulam Ahmed Mir were buried alive and so far only one body had been recovered, he added.
Landslides also affected movement on Muzaffarabad-Kohala road and in parts of Bagh, Poonch and Sudhnoti districts. Four persons were injured when a loaded truck skidded off the slippery road near Paniola village in district Poonch last night.
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Feb 2011 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Mon, 7 Feb 2011 18:30:00 GMT
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