60 people rescued from Waltengu Nar in South Kashmir

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Srinagar Feb 7 (UNI) Putting their own lives at risk, the Jammu and Kashmir Police have rescued around 60 people from Waltengu Nar in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.

Many of the rescued people were carried to safety by Policemen on their backs.

According to Superintendent of Police, Kulgam Swayam Prakash Pani, after heavy snowfall in the area, a avalanche warning was given at Waltengu Nar where around 60 people of 15 families were trapped in avalanche prone area.

On this, a team from Police station Qazigund headed by SHO Qazigund Reyaz Ahmed was immediately dispatched to the spot to rescue the trapped people, he added.

He said during the rescue operations, Police shifted 60 people to safer places.

Of the rescued people, an individual was injured who along with children and few elderly people were carried by Policemen on their backs from snow bound area to safer places.


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