Kargil, Apr 17 : A snow avalanche hit Zojila Pass along Srinagar-Leh Highway on Monday burying two trucks under it.
Officials told Greater Kashmir that the avalanche struck Shaitani Nalla at Zojila at 9:00am and buried 2 trucks which rolled down deep into a gorge. They said Kargil Police, BRO men, Indian Army quickly swung into action and rescued injured drivers. Two critically injured drivers and one with minor injuries were referred to Drass for treatment.
This is the second day when avalanche hit Zojila Pass. On Sunday a snow avalanche occurred near Shaitani nallah which buried atleast five vehicles including trucks and one private vehicle under it. All the drivers and passengers escaped safely and were rescued by BRO and police.
Meanwhile, in view of repetitive huge Avalanches on Srinagar-Kargil road, immediate widening of road needs to be done. Because of widening work, Traffic on Srinagar-Kargil road will remain suspended on 18th & 19th of April, 2023. People are advised to plan their journey accordingly, an advisory from Trafic Rural police Kashmir said.