Bodies of 3 porters buried under snow recovered in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 23 (UNI) Bodies of three Army porters, buried alive under snow avalanches along with seven soldiers, on November 17, have been recovered today, official sources said.

With this, six bodies--three porters and three Army personnel, including a Lieutenant-- have so far been recovered.

Three porters identified as Abdul Rashid Chachi, Mumtaz Chachi and Muthu Chachi went missing on November 17 in Gurez sector after they were caught in snow storm.

A seven-member team rushed from 8 Bihar Regiment camp to rescue the porters, was also buried under snow avalanche in the same area.

On November 19, bodies of LNK Saiba Baskow and Seopy Chandar Kumar were recovered while body of Lieutenant Ameak Kumar was recovered yesterday.

Rescue teams are still searching the area for other bodies, they said.

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