Death toll in J&K avalanche rises to 3
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 15:17
Srinagar: The death toll in the avalanche that struck Gurez sector near the Line of Control (LoC) rose to three with search parties recovering the body of a missing person Wednesday.

"The body of a person, who went missing after the avalanche in Kanzalwan area on Monday, has been recovered," officials said.

Two bodies were recovered while two persons were rescued yesterday.

A civilian vehicle carrying five people, including the driver, was caught in the avalanche which occurred at around 7:00 PM Monday, on Kanzalwan road in Gurez, 124-km from here.

The bodies of the two persons, hailing from Srinagar, were airlifted to Bandipora town and handed over to their relatives.

The vehicle was carrying a party of the Hindustan Construction Corporation.

Gurez usually remains cut off from rest of the Valley due to heavy snowfall during winter.

A massive avalanche had struck the workshop of 109 infantry brigade of Army at Dawar in Gurez area last month killing 16 soldiers.


First Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012, 15:17

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