Snow Avalanche: ‘We Rescued 73 Civilians in North Kashmir,’ says Army



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Army based in North Kashmir late Friday night launched rescue operations when passengers were struck in heavy snow.

In a statement issued Saturday afternoon said, Army launched a swift rescue in higher reaches of Tangdhar at Nasta Chuun Pass.

“The recent spell of incessant rains and heavy snowfall at higher reaches of Tangdhar, yesterday, triggered avalanche on Tangdhar-Nasta Chhun road causing road blocks at various places. Army detachment based at Nasta Chhun received information about stranded vehicles full of passengers including women, children, aged persons and an ambulance with critically ill heart patient approximately 1.5 KM away from Nasla Chhun Pass. Army avalanche rescue Team of Nasta Chhun Pass was sprang into action immediately despite harsh weather conditions, snow blizzard and zero visibility,” the statement said.


“The rescue team of local Rashtriya Rifle unit rescued 73 civilians including women, children and a critically ill heart patient and gave medical aid and provided safe passage to the,” the statement added.


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