Avalanche hits vehicle in Kupwara, four injured

KUPWARA — Four persons were injured while as at least eight persons including four females were rescued on Monday after a vehicle they were travelling in was hit by an avalanche in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

Officials said that four among the eight persons have also sustained injuries and were rushed to the hospital.

A Becon official said that a Sumo bearing registration number JK09-5693 was hit by an avalanche at Sadhna Top in Tangdhar area of the district.

He said that following the incident, a massive rescue operation was launched by the authorities and rescued all the eight persons.

Nonetheless, four among them were rescued in injured condition and have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

The official futher said that the remaining four persons were also rescued safely. — (KNO)