J&K: Army rescues over 40 villagers stranded due to snowfall

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Srinagar, Feb 25: Over 40 villagers, including women and a child, who were stranded near Nasta Chhun Pass in north Kashmir's Kupwara district due to heavy snowfall, have been rescued, army said today.

"Army deployed at Nasta Chhun rescued 41 people of Lontha and Karnah villages last night," an army spokesman said.

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Army received information that 35 men, five women and one child were stranded near Kunni Nala of Nasta Chhun Pass due to heavy snowfall and ice formation.

Avalanche rescue team deployed in the area reached the spot and brought the stranded people to Nasta Chhun Pass and provided them with medical care and food, he said.

PTI

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