The three persons who were buried under a snow avalanche at Lolab four days ago are yet to be found despite hectic attempts by police, army and local residents.
The families of the trio offered prayers and hoped for what appears to be most unlikely: that they are alive.
The missing persons along with two others had gone for hunting on Saturday. A massive avalanche at Lashkote area buried Altaf Ahmad Mir son of Bashir Ahmad Mir; Bashir Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Rasool Ganie and Ghulam Muhammad Lone son of Ali Muhammad Lone, all residents of Warnow, Lolab.
Police, army, teams of state disaster management force and locals had gone to the area to rescue the missing men on Sunday but because heavy snowfall, threat of more avalanches and lack of expertise they couldn't make any headway.