KUPWARA: Over 14 civilians were rescued by the Army on Tuesday morning after twin avalanches hit Tanghdar-Chowkibal highway of Kupwara district in north Kashmir.
Reports said that the avalanches, triggered by snow on Tuesday morning, blocked Tangdhar-Chowkibal road and 14 civilian,s including a child were stranded along with their vehicles.
“Army’s avalanche rescue team from Neelum Company Operating Base under Captain Kuljot Singh along with GREF immediately swung into action after information about the stranded vehicles full of passengers, including women, children and elderly was received,” a defence spokesman said in a statement.
14 civilians, including women, children and a critically ill heart-patient were rescued by the army team, it said. “The rescued civilians expressed gratitude to Army for timely action and saving their lives,” the spokesperson added. (GNS)