Ten policemen trapped as snow avalanche hit police post near Jawahar Tunnel



Following the fresh spell of snowfall in the Valley, a snow avalanche hit the police post near Jawahar Tunnel, Kulgam district on Thursday, and reportedly ten policemen are trapped.

The avalanche hit the north portal of Jawahar Tunnel on the Qazigund side. According to the reports, a massive avalanche hit the police post this evening, and ten policemen are safe while ten others are trapped under snow. A police official also said to a local news agency that the rescue operation is underway, jointly carried out by the Jammu and Kashmir police, army and the locals.

The Snow and Avalanche Studies Establishment has issued an avalanche warning of varying degrees to 16 of the 22 districts in Jammu and Kashmir for the next 24 hours.

A high danger avalanche warning has been issued to Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Ganderbal, Kulgam, and Kupwara districts in the valley, while medium danger warning was issued to Poonch, Rajouri, Ramban, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar, Udhampur and Leh districts.

More details are awaited.


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