Srinagar, May 8: The district administration has launched a huge rescue operation to evacuate nearly twenty families stuck along with their livestock at Margan Top in Kokernag area of southern Anantnag district, amid inclement weather conditions.
"A joint rescue operation comprising of revenue, police, army, CRPF, Medical, ASH, SRTC was launched to respond to distress call at Nawkan, near Margan Top", SDM Kokernag, who is leading the rescue operation under the overall supervision of DC Anantnag, told GNS over phone.
"It is estimated that there are some 10 to 20 families with livestocks stuck there", the official said adding they have so far rescued 2 dozen people and around 20 farm animals.
"Another team is on way with JCB machinery to tackle any eventuality", the official said.
"We have established a temporary shelter at Gawran and also a medical camp through army as a contingency measure", the official added.