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Jammu-Kashmir avalanche: engineer dead, 8 missing in storm

The cold weather takes a turn for the worse in different parts of the world. The cold weather had frozen the Niagara Falls, the bomb cyclone in the US and now in India.

An engineer of the Border Roads Organization (BRO) was killed and eight others were reported missing after an avalanche hit Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said on Saturday.


On Friday, the avalanche struck a cab at Sadhna Top in Tangdhar area. Search teams rescued a child from the vehicle while six other passengers were missing.

A police official said that three BRO personnel were also in the area when the avalanche struck. “Engineer Mangla Prasad Singh was killed. His body has been recovered while rescue operation to locate the eight missing people continued,” the official added.

It has been reported that parts of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are facing heavy snowfall.


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