Man goes missing after avalanche hits north Kashmir’s Gurez

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Srinagar: A man was buried alive under snow after an avalanche hit Chak Nallah area of Gurez in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday afternoon.

A snow avalanche hit Chak Nallah area of Gurez at around 2:30 pm, burying a man alive, reported wire-service KNO.

An official said that three persons were traveling on foot towards Tulail from Dawar when the avalanche hit the area.

“A man got buried under the snow avalanche while one person managed to save himself as he had crossed the avalanche zone. Another person who was accompanying them was thrown on the other side of Kishen Ganga river by the intensity of the snow avalanche but he is alive,” said SDM Gurez Mohammad Abdullah.

He said that a rescue operation has been jointly launched by the police, civil administration, army and locals to trace out the missing person.

Abdullah said that another person is alive but he has been thrown toward the other side of the river due to the intensity of the avalanche.”His movement has been seen and he is alive. Another one who came out alive was a minor and he informed us about the avalanche that struck the area,” he said. He said that their identity has not been established as yet but they are the residents of Dangithal area of Tulail. (KNO)

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