Omar rejects media reports; says death toll higher

KL Report

SRINAGAR

As the avalanche hit South Kashmir remains unclear about the death toll it faced due to snow fury, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Wednesday corrected certain media reports by tweeting “reports of the death toll that the media is reporting are not correct & are much higher than the actual toll.” 

In the next tweet, Omar assured that his administration is “on task”.  “The avalanche in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has resulted in 3 deaths & approx 8 injuries. The DC is supervising rescue efforts,” he wrote.

The injured are being treated in the district hospital, he wrote, “and the nature of injuries are (sic) not reported to be life threatening at this moment.”

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