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Snow avalanche hits vehicles on Srinagar-Leh highway near Sonamarg

All occupants, mostly tourists, rescued safely: officials
03:33 PM Mar 29, 2024 IST | Irfan Raina
snow avalanche hits vehicles on srinagar leh highway near sonamarg
Several vehicles were buried under a snow snow avalanche in Sonamarg area
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Ganderbal, March 29: A snow avalanche struck the Sonamarg area in Ganderbal district on Friday, causing the temporary blockage of the crucial Srinagar-Leh highway.

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The avalanche descended near the Hung area, resulting in the burial of several vehicles under snow. Prompt response from the authorities, including the Police, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), local residents, and other agencies, ensued to conduct rescue operations.

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According to official sources, the avalanche directly impacted two vehicles, primarily occupied by tourists. However, swift action from the rescue teams led to the successful evacuation of all passengers, ensuring their safety. Efforts are currently ongoing to ascertain if there are any additional individuals trapped in the aftermath of the avalanche.

Further details regarding the incident and the ongoing rescue operation are awaited as the situation continues to develop.

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