34 nomads rescued from upper reaches of Budgam, Shopian: Police

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Jammu and Kashmir Police Saturday said to have rescued at least thirty four nomadic tribe members belonging to several families in separate rescue operations in upper reaches of Budgam and Shopian districts amid ongoing rains and snowfall.

District Police Budgam as per a statement issued to a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) said that it rescued four families comprising of 16 members of nomadic community stuck amid heavy winds and snowfall at higher reaches of Nagbal Yousmarg (Salamnak Nagbal top).

“Police Post Pakherpora received a distress call for assistance from the nomads putting up in tents at higher reaches of Nagbal Yousmarg, where four families had got stuck due to heavy snowfall and imminent apprehensions of snow avalanche. Acting swiftly, a team led by Chowk officer Pakharpora Irshad Ahmad was rushed to rescue them safely from the spot as their tents had got immensely damaged”, the statement reads.

The rescued nomads were shifted temporarily to Government High School Nagbal, the statement further reads.

Meanwhile, Shopian police also said to have rescued few nomadic families, which according to them comprised of eighteen members.

“Shopian Police today rescued nomad families comprising of 18 members/live stock, wedged in the heavy winds/snowfall at the higher reaches of Neelinad Shahdab Karawa Shopian”, reads a tweet. (GNS)

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