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135 stranded passengers airlifted by IAF

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 16:10

Srinagar: As many as 135 stranded
passengers, including over a dozen patients, were airlifted by IAF choppers from snow-bound Gurez and Karnah sectors of north
Kashmir, an official spokesman said Wednesday.
While 82 stranded passengers were airlifted from Gurez
to Bandipora district headquarters, 53 people were airlifted
in frontier Kupwara district yesterday, the spokesman said.

He said 27 passengers, including some patients, were
airlifted from Kupwara to border town of Karnah.
26 passengers, including 12 patients, availed the IAF
service from Karnah to Kupwara, he said.

Jammu and Kashmir government has sought the help of IAF
to airlift stranded passengers from snow-bound areas.


First Published: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 - 16:10
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