J&K: SPO among two villagers buried in avalanche

Last Updated: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 13:59

Jammu: A Special Police Officer was among two
villagers buried under an avalanche while 10 others escaped narrowly in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The avalanche hit a group of 12 villagers who were going
towards the remote snow-bound area in Chasana belt of Mahore
tehsil in Reasi district enroute Khumijad area yesterday,
police said.

While ten villagers escaped narrowly, two persons were
buried under the avalanche, they said, adding that the duo
have been identified as SPO Baldev Singh and Vikram Singh.
A police team trekked through the highly mountainous belt
braving extreme chill and snowfall to reach the spot late last
night, they said, adding that a rescue operation has been
launched today.

Assistance of the army has also been requested in this
operation, they said.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 6, 2012 - 13:59

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