Following the death of three persons due to the snow blizzard in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district near Sadhna top, the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir former chief minister and PDP president Mehbooba mufti termed the tragedy yet another reminder on the urgency of having a tunnel between Kupwara and Karnah.
“Terrible news. My heart goes out to the families of the deceased. This tragedy is yet another reminder on the urgency of having a tunnel betwen kupwara and Karnah, a project that I pursued as the Chief Minister. Unfortunately, nothing seems to be moving Delhi on this issue,” Mehbooba wrote on her official Twitter handle.
Earlier, three persons were killed while two had a miraculous escape after a snow blizzard hit them at Khoni Nallah forests of north Kashmir’s Kupwara. Reports said that the five persons were trapped in the blizzards at Khoni Nallah near Sadna Top. They were travelling towards Karnah when the blizzard swept Khoni Nallah area at around 1:00 am.
During the incident, two persons had a miraculous escape, the officials said. The duo later immediately informed police and army who rushed to the spot and found three persons dead.
The deceased have been identified as Tahir Younis Khawaja (22) son of Mohd Younis, Abdul Khaliq Sheikh (40) son of Ghulam Qadir, both residents of Hajinard Karnah and Fareed Ahmad (25) son of Laldin of Shams Pora, Karnah.
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar said that the trio could not move out of the blizzard and died due to the storm and the severe cold.