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700 civilians evacuated from Jawhar Tunnel: Police; 2 truck drivers trapped near Drass

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Srinagar: Police said to have evacuated over 700 civilians from Jawhar Tunnel and Sonmarg who were stranded due to snowfall. Besides over 1000 civilians were provided food and shelter in Banihal by Police and civil administration, a police spokesman said.
In the aftermath of snowfall, police has deployed rescue teams across all affected areas of the state, he said.
In last 24 hours, police in Kulgam rescued 700 stranded passengers from Jawahar Tunnel. 300 individuals were taken to Qazigund, 300 to Banihal and 100 to the CRPF establishments where they were provided all required assistance, the spokesman said. Moreover, 600 were rescued from Banihal area who were accommodated at Nowgam and Gund area of Banihal where they were provided food, shelter and accommodation for night stay with active support of civil administration.
At Ganderbal, a stranded Tempo vehicle in which 26 passengers were boarded was rescued and shifted to safer places.
Moreover, police is on job to rescue two truck drivers namely Shamsher Singh and Ajit Singh who are trapped at Zero Point India Gate near Drass.

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