Police on Wednesday said that they have rescued 80 persons, including 33 children, from Waltegoo Nararea of Kulgam in south Kashmir.
"In view of the heavy snowfall and apprehension of snow avalanche in Waltengoo Nad area of Kund Devsar, SSP Kulgam constituted rescue teams and under the supervision of SDPO and SHO Qazigund the teams rushed to the spot. After clearing the snow on about 15 Kilometre road from Qazigund to Waltengoo, the teams reached Waltengoo Nad," said a spokesman.
He said that more than 80 persons including 33 children were rescued after strenuous efforts.
"They were evacuated to Government Middle School Naubugh and arrangements like meals, bedding and heating were made by district administration," he said.
Two children suffering from hepatitis have been shifted to a hospital for treatment.