Six bodies recovered from IOK avalanche site

 
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Srinagar, Jan. 6 (TNS): Six bodies were recovered from a spot in north occupied Kashmir’s Kupwara district where a passenger vehicle was hit by a huge avalanche of snow, Indian media quoting officials reported on Saturday.

A passenger vehicle was hit by a huge avalanche of snow at Khooni Nallah near Sadhna Top on the Kupwara-Tangdhar road on Friday.

“Five bodies were recovered today from the avalanche site,” deputy commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jehangir told PTI.

The body of a Beacon officer was recovered last night after the rescue operations were launched, Jehangir said.

Three people have been pulled out alive from the avalanche site, he said, adding that the rescue operations are underway.