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Dozens of families rescued from avalanche prone areas in Ganderbal

Young Bites. Dated: 2/8/2019 11:21:49 AM

Shah Basit
Ganderbal, Feb 7
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday said that they rescued dozens of families from an avalanche-prone village in Gund area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district.
A police official said that in view of the heavy snowfall and apprehension of snow avalanche at Khan Mohalla Ramwari in Gund Tehsil of Ganderbal District, police launched an evacuation process under the supervision of SDPO Kangan Tahir Ahmad and after strenuous efforts police evacuated 22 families consisting of 124 members to safer locations.
He said that the affected families were shifted to nearby Government Middle School Ramwari.
Meanwhile SDM Kangan had already issued advisory to General Public of Kangan.
“In view of inclement weather conditions and continuous snowfall, all vehicles playing on Kangan to Gagangeer and Kangan to Wangth Narnanagh and Chatergul areas should use anti-skit chain kits for travel," reads the advisory.
SDM further advised people not to venture out in the avalanche prone areas of the sub Division.

 

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