Four killed, two rescued in J&K avalanche

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Srinagar, Jan 6  Four bodies were recovered and two people were rescued after an avalanche struck Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said on Saturday.

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“Four bodies comprising a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) engineer and three civilians have been recovered so far. Rescue operations are still going on,” a police officer said.

The avalanche, which occurred on Friday evening in Sadhna Top area of Tangdhar region, hit a car from where a child was rescued while the other six passengers were reported missing.

The search teams also rescued a 50-year-old local late Friday.

The BRO engineer has been identified as Mangla Prasad Singh.