Snowslide traps 26-year-old man in Machil, wife escapes narrowly

Searches started by locals and army at the site
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Srinagar, Feb 17: A 26-year-old civilian came underneath a snowslide in Machil area in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said.

Quoting officials, GNS reported that one Aijaz Ahmad Tantray, son of Ghulam Hassan Tantray, a resident of Ringbala, who was alongside his wife, came under a snowslide near Kul Bugh this afternoon. 

While his wife had a narrow escape, Tantray is believed have got trapped under the snow, they said. 

A rescue operation was soon after launched by locals and army at the site, which was going on, at the time of filing of this report. 

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