Srinagar, March 01: Mohit Trividi, Army Commander 8 Sector while addressing a press conference said, “Thanks to Almighty Allah! It was the joint effort of army, police, locals and state administration.”
He hailed the local volunteers for their relentless efforts all these days to trace out the missing persons.
“As soon as we came to know about the persons buried in the avalanche, a joint rescue mission – by the army, JKP and SDRF – was launched from two sides and a communication base was also set up,” he said.
Earlier, the rescue teams had returned back due to challenging circumstances, the commander said.
Trivedi said in 2nd attempt, when “we finally started searches, the team managed to retrieve the missing persons”.
He said the avalanche site is at the high altitude at a height of 3000 meters and above. “The area is prone to landslides and avalanches, it was with great risk that the villagers and rescue teams took,” he said. (GNS)