Srinagar: Two persons, who had gone for hunting, were feared dead after a snow avalanche swept them in Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday.
Reports said that three persons left home early on Wednesday morning for hunting in nearby Rang Warnow forest area. One of them returned by evening and informed the police and administration that there was a snow avalanche in area were two other persons had gone for hunting. He said there was a possibility that they might be swept away by the avalanche as he could not found them.
Following the information, local police and army launched a rescue operation to trace the duo, they said.
The missing have been identified as Bashir Ahmad Hajam son of Mohd Younis and Mamdin Hajam son Najamdin of Ring Warnow.
Three hunters—Bashir Ahmad, Ghulam Mohammad, and Mohammad Altaf—died after they came under avalanche near Guchibal Behak in the LoLab on February 24 last year. Their Bodies were recovered by the army after six days.
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