30 Families Rescued from Snowbound Margan Top in South Kashmir

Srinagar, May 08 (KNS):A combined effort involving 19 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF 164 Battalion, and the Civil Administration successfully rescued 30 families who were stranded along with their livestock at Margan Top in in the Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Monday.

An official said that the adverse weather conditions, including heavy rainfall in the plains and snowfall in the higher reaches of the Kashmir valley, had caused the families to become trapped for the past 24 hours.

He said that the prompt response from the Army, along with the Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Kokernag and the Civil Administration, led to a swift rescue operation. Army vehicles equipped with snow chains were deployed to assist in the rescue. Major Sanjay Pandey of 19 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) led the team, successfully rescuing the families and their livestock, he said.

"Most of the rescued families hailed from Reasi and Pathribal.Click Here To Follow Our WhatsApp ChannelTo provide additional support, 19 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) established a medical camp at the Gawran base, ensuring specialized treatment for the rescued individuals. The Civil Administration, including the Station House Officer (SHO) Larnoo, extended necessary assistance to the families at the Gawran base," the official said.

"Medical aid for the livestock was also provided by a team of doctors from the Animal Husbandry Department. Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Kokernag, in an interview with Kashmir Independent Media Service (KIMS Kashmir), reported the successful rescue of approximately 75 people and around 1500 livestock, safely bringing them down to Gawran. The rescued individuals are currently receiving medical care, food, shelter, and other necessary support from the Administration, Police, Army, CRPF, and other involved parties," the official added.(KNS)

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