Kupwara avalanche toll reaches six

Six bodies have been recovered from the site of an avalanche in Kupwara district, reports quoting officials said Saturday.

A passenger vehicle was hit by a huge avalanche of snow at Khooni Nallah near Sadhna Top on the Kupwara-Tangdhar road on Friday.

“Five bodies were recovered today from the avalanche site,” deputy commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jehangir told news agency PTI.

The body of a Beacon officer was recovered last night after the rescue operations were launched, Jehangir said.

Three people have been pulled out alive from the avalanche site, he said, adding that the rescue operations are underway.

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