Bodies of avalanche victims recovered

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 23:42

Chamba: Bodies of five persons who were
buried under snow after an avalanche hit Himachal Pradesh`s
Chamba district have been recovered.

The deceased were identified as Lal Hussein, Usuf, Mohd
Rafi, Abraham, residents of Chamba district, and Baag Hussain,
a resident of Jammu and Kashmir, an official said here today.

The five were buried under snow after an avalanche hit
Pindi Nala near Bihali village on January 19.

Chamba Deputy Commissioner Sharabh Negi has announced an
immediate relief of Rs 10,000 to the next of kin of the
victims.

Meanwhile, 11 houses were reduced to ashes in a fire
which broke out in Dharwas village in snow-bound Pangi tribal
valley of the district last night, officials said.

While the exact loss in the fire is yet to be ascertained,
as many as 25 families were rendered homeless, they said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, January 30, 2012 - 23:42

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