Srinagar, Feb 17: A 26-year-old civilian died after coming under a snow-slide in Machil area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said.
They said that one Aijaz Ahmad Tantray, son of Ghulam Hassan Tantray, resident of Ringbala, who was alongside his wife, came under a snowslide near Kul Bugh this afternoon.
While his wife had a narrow escape, Tantray got trapped under the snow, they said.
A rescue operation was soon launched by locals and the army at the site, they said. After a few hours, the civilian’s body was retrieved this evening, they added.
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