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Snow avalanche kills four Beacon officials in Kargil

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Kargil, Mar 1 (UNI) Four officials of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) were buried alive under a huge snow avalanche in Kargil today, official sources said.

Four officials, working on the Drass-Kargil road came under a huge avalanche at Shimsha Kharboo. However, before the rescue teams could reach there, all the four had died, the sources said.

In another similar incident near the Line of Control (LoC) at Lato, three porters working with the army were buried under a snow avalanche. However, two of them were rescued and admitted to hospital in an injured condition, search for the third is going on, sources said.

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