Jammu, Jan 5: In wake of the adverse weather predictions, Minister for Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Javaid Mustafa Mir has directed that movement of traffic should be restricted on vulnerable roads.
He asked Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan to monitor the joint rescue operations launched by Army, Police and SDRF to locate the survivors of the vehicle that came under an avalanche at Khoni Nalla, near Sadhna Top enroute to Karnah. “7 to 8 persons are still reported missing.
He directed that proper medical aid be provided to the two injured persons, who got miraculously saved and are recouping at District Hospital Kupwara.”
Pertinently, a beacon official Havaldar MP Singh of 109 RCC regiment died and at least six persons went missing after two separate avalanches struck at Khoni Nallah and Sadhna Top in Tangdar sector of Kupwara district, (GNS)