Students stuck in Thajwas Glacier rescued: Police


Police on Friday claimed they rescued a couple of students who were stuck in Thajwas glacier of Sonamarg.

Students stuck in Thajwas Glacier rescued: Police

A police spokesperson in a statement said that on September 6, 2018, students of KIE Higher Secondary School, Lasjan Srinagar had gone for Excursion at Sonamarg.

“A group of students during late hours left for trekking to Thajwas glacier, while returning back few students lost their way and also got injured due to slippery condition of the glacier,” said police spokesperson.

“During late evening SOS call was received by Sonamarg Police who swung into action and after conducting extensive searches, traced the missing students and brought them to a nearby hospital for treatment,” he said.

“Sonamarg Police have requested tourists not to leave for glaciers after 1 PM. School authorities should also avoid taking students to glaciers during late hours,” said police spokesperson in a statement.

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