Bodies of avalanche victims recovered
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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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