Three killed after mudslide hits Lolab forests in Kupwara

Reports said that the police and locals have rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation to evacuate the missing persons.

Shahid Rafiq/ Amin Masoodi
Kupwara, Publish Date: Feb 24 2018 5:36PM | Updated Date: Feb 24 2018 5:45PM
Three killed after mudslide hits Lolab forests in KupwaraRepresentational Image

Three persons were killed after they came under a mudslide at Lashkote forest area of Dardpora, Lolab in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. 

Eye witnesses and reports said that trio had gone for hunting and came under mudslide this afternoon at Lashkote- the top forest area of Darpora which connects Lolab and Bandipora forest areas. 

Police identified the dead trio as Mohd Altaf son of Haider Ali, Ghulam Mohd Lone son of Ali Mohd Lone, both residents of Warnow village and Bashir Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Rasool of Dardpora.  

Reports said that the police and locals have rushed to the spot and launched a rescue operation to evacuate the missing persons.

Meanwhile, SSP Kupwara Shamsher Hussain said that the heavy snowfall in the area is hampering the rescue operations. 

"The heavy snowfall in the forest area is hampering to rescue missing duo," the police officer said.

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