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KAS officer among two dead after trekking group falls into crevice at Pahalgam

We are on job to rescue other members: DC Anantnag


Srinagar, Sep 07 (KNS): Two persons including KAS officer died on Friday evening while another sustained injuries after a group of trekkers fell into a crevice at Kolahoi Glacier near Dhanwet, about twenty five KM's away from Aru area of Pahalgam.
The deceased were identified as including KAS officer, Naveed Jeelani, Excise and Taxation Officer (ETO) and Adil Shah of Alpine Group while as the injured person was identified as Hazik Ahmad.
Rescue teams of SDRF and local volunteers are heading towards incident site .
Div Com Kashmir has requisitioned Air Force Helicopter through the Civil Aviation Department and sought assistance of Army for helping the rescue operation.
It is worth to mention here that DDC Anantnag Mohd Younus Mallik is also monitoring entire process of rescuing other six members of the group.
He has directed SDM Pahalgam to act as liaison officer for rescue operation.
Notably, the trekking group consisting of nine members left for trekking on Sunday morning from Pahalgam. (KNS)  


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