Mughal road closed after fresh snowfall, 19 trapped persons rescued

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Srinagar : The Mughal road, connecting Shopian and Poonch districts, has been closed even as authorities rescued 19 persons including a minor who had was trapped amid fresh snowfall along the thoroughfare last night, officials said on Friday.

“19 persons have been rescued by teams of police and Army from Pir Ki Gali area during a rescue operation last night,” they said.

SSP Poonch Ramesh Angral told GNS that all the persons were provided food and other logistic facilities at Poshana.

DySP Traffic Rajouri Poonch told GNS that the road has been closed due to slippery condition. “The road would be opened depending upon weather conditions.” (GNS)

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