1 dead, 2 injured as avalanche hits Doda
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1 dead, 2 injured as avalanche hits Doda

A 40-year-old government employee was killed Saturday and two of his colleagues were injured after an avalanche struck a remote village in this hilly district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

A group of Public Health Engineering (PHE) departmentemployees were performing their duties to restore drinking water supply in thesnow-bound Gandoh when they came under the avalanche at village Kot-Bhanecha inthe morning, Superintendent of Police ,Bhadarwah, Raj Singh Gouria said.

Gouria, who supervised the rescue operation, said the body of one of the trapped employees, Farooq  Ahmad of ChangaBala village in Bhallesa, was recovered after several hours of search. Two other employees, Lal Singh and Muhammad Aslam, were rescued with minor injuries and shifted to hospital, he said.

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