Kargil/Srinagar, February 06 (Scoop News) – At least five people were killed and other five injured in rockslides triggered by snowfall struck at Village Garkone in Batalik sector of Kargil district.
According to official spokesman two residential houses of Tashi Gasu son of Tashi Tsering and Tsering Norphel son of Namgyal came under rock slide at Village Garkone in Batalik sector of Kargil district due to which five members of a family comprising of three females and two males died as they got trapped under the debris. Rescue operation was launched immediately and Police party alongwith medical team were deployed for rescue operations under the command of Tehsildar Kargil. Civil administration had also sought the help and assistance of Non-Civilian authorities and accordingly GoC 14 Corps had deployed a unit of army to assist in the rescue operations.
All the five dead bodies have been recovered. The names of the deceased are Tashi Gasu son of Tashi Tsering (38 years), Mrs Tsering Spalzes wife of Tashi Gasu (37 yrs),Tsering Gangzom daughter of Tsering Norphel (14years),Skarma Lamo daughter of Phunchuk Namgiyal (11 years), Tsering Gangphail son of Tsering Norphel (14 years)
Five more persons got injured who have been rescued and shifted to the District Hospital Kargil for medical treatment.
They have been identified Lundup Dorjey son of Tashi Gasu 15 yrs,Padma Chosfel son of Tashi Gasu 10 yrs, Kunzes Dolma Tashi daughter of Paljor 15 yrs, Kunzang gasu son of Tashi Gasu 18 yrs, Rizgin Choral daughter of Tsering Dorje
Meanwhile, Medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for Khilanmarg and higher reaches of Gulmarg, Sonamarg, Uri, and either side of Jawahar Tunnel on Srinagar/Jammu National highway and its adjoining areas like Banihal, in addition to Gurez, Keran, Gugaldara, Machil, Chowkibal, Tangdar. It is clarified for the information of all concerned that the Gulmarg bowl in not prone to avalanches but the higher reaches of Gulmarg and Khilanmarg are avalanche prone. The tourists and school children at Gulmarg are enjoying the skiing and there is no danger there. The