Jammu and Kashmir: Avalanche Kills 4 and Traps Six in Khardung La Pass

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In an unfortunate incident, four persons were buried dead and six others are feared trapped in an avalanche in the Khardung La pass in Ladakh district in Jammu and Kashmir early in the morning on Friday.

According to further reports, the avalanche occurred after civilians digged the snow in the area.

Deputy Commissioner of Leh, Avny Lavasa said on the incident, “Rescue operation launched after civilians got buried under snow. It is believed that they were digging snow at Khardung La in Leh. Digging triggered a snow slide and civilians got buried. We are worried that civilians are trapped.”

As per eye witnesses, a Scorpio vehicle got submerged in snow after being hit by a huge wall of snow.

Latest reports reveal, the rescue operation is underway by the army, local police and the State Disaster Relief Force at the world’s highest motorable roads at 17,500 feet.

It had been earlier notified that the northern was due to receive snowfall and already had a fresh spell on January 17.

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