Three feared buried in landslide on Jammu-Srinagar highway

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Trucks line up near Srinagar outskirts. Photograph by Bhat Burhan for The Kashmir Walla

Three truckers hailing from Punjab are feared buried under a massive landslide on Srinagar-Jammu highway, officials told Greater Kashmir on Thursday

Reports said three persons were on board an apple-laden trawler (registration number PB06AK 4045) when a massive landslide hit the highway at Battery Cheshma in Ramban district on Monday morning.

An official told Greater Kashmir that a rescue operation was launched on Wednesday after the relatives of the missing persons approached them.

“Nothing was found yesterday. We have launched searches in the area again. So far no trace of the three persons has been found. It was a massive landslide and it has left behind huge debris,” said DSP Headquarters Asgar Malik.

As per reports the relatives claimed that the trio had called them from Qazigund on Monday saying they will reach Jammu in the evening on the same day.

Adding that their last  location was traced in Ramsoo area of the highway.

 

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