Two killed as many rescued after being trapped in snow at Sinthan Top

Srinagar, Oct 24 (KNS): Two persons were killed while two others were rescued after they were trapped in snow near Sinthan Top in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district late last night.

An official told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that a rescue operation was launched late last night after administration received information about four persons being trapped in snow at Sinthan Top.

He said that the rescue operation was jointly launched by the police army and civil administration to rescue the trapped persons.

The official said that during the rescue operation two drivers from Kishtwar were found dead while two others were rescued alive and were being treated.

SDM Kokernag, Er Sarib Sahran told KNS that he along with SDPO Kokernag, Irshad and Captain Pankaj of 19 RR, revenue officials, drivers and jawans traversed 30km through rough snow locked and foggy terrain, aided by MED machinery and then walked for 8 kms in freezing winds and snow to get back the injured and the deceased from Sinthan Top.

He said that the entire midnight operation took around 11 hours and none of the team members suffered any injury due to a professionally planned and meticulously executed operation with full coordination and utmost belief within.

He said that the bodies of two deceased were brought to Kokernag hospital for medico-legal formalities. (KNS)

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