Srinagar, January 10, (Scoop News)- Army rescued 23 people who were trapped due to snow slides and inclement weather on Chowkibal – Tangdhar road near Sadhna pass in Kupwara district in two separate incidents.
Defence spokesman said that at around 3 pm on 07 Jan 2014, three civilians’ persons who were on their way from Tangdhar, were trapped under a snow slide when they were trying to clear the road for their vehicles. On hearing the cries for help and assistance, troops of 20 Rashtriya Rifles located on the pass reacted immediately and dug out the locals and rescued them. They were medically examined and provided required assistance to continue with their journey.
In a second incident, which also occurred on 7 Janaury 2014 at around 10 pm, 20 persons including 16 men, 2 women and 2 children were trapped on the road Chowkibal – Tanghdhar when the vehicles they were traveling in to Tangdhar, got stuck in the snow, spokesman said.
He said that DC Kupwara and SP Kupwara sought help from Army authorities. Army unit stationed at Chowkibal responded immediately and sent two separate parties for rescue operations. Moving on foot and clearing the snow on their way up, these parties reached to the stranded and rescued them without wasting any time. Those rescued were medically examined at the Army base and were given shelter, food and clothing for the night. These families were dispatched to their respective places in the morning.
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