Kashmir avalanches claim four lives

Kashmir avalanches claim four lives

Kashmir avalanches claim four livesAdhere to daily alerts, disaster management official tells people.

One civilian was killed in a fresh avalanche that hit Hassangam-Malangam in Bandipora’s Tulail, the J&K police said on Thursday.

The bodies of three hunters, missing in an avalanche that hit six days ago, were found in north Kashmir’s Kupwara on Thursday.

“Two persons, Abdul Aziz Beigh, 25, and Haleem Beigh, 23, were injured in the Bandipora avalanche on Wednesday. Abdul Aziz Beigh succumbed to his injuries,” said the police.

Those who died in the avalanche that hit Lashkote forests of Lolab on February 24 were identified as Ghulam Mohammad Lone, 37, Mohammad Altaf Mir, 25, and Bashir Ahmad Ganaie, all residents of Kupwara’s Lolab area. A joint team of police, State Disaster Response Force and the Army was pressed in the six-day-long rescue operations.

Minister for Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Javaid Mustafa Mir, has announced an ex gratia of ₹4 lakh each to the kin of those who lost life in Lolab’s avalanche.

J&K’s disaster management director Aamir Ali has appealed to the people living in avalanche-prone areas and higher reaches “to adhere to the warnings issued on a daily basis through print and electronic media.”

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