Security forces rescued 10 persons trapped in snowfall at Sinthan pass

Srinagar: Ten civilians were rescued by the joint teams of police and army at Sinthan Pass to Chowgam stretch who were stuck due to heavy snowfall in the area during the intervening night of November 15 and 16, officials said.

A team of Army and police rescued ten civilians from Sinthan Pass to Chingam, who were stranded due to continuous snowfall on the intervening night of November 15 and 16 and were in urgent need of help.

“The rescue team walked for five hours along NH 244 to reach the civilians during the night, in zero visibility conditions and then brought them down to Sinthan Maidan where they were provided with food and shelter,” the officials said. The area falls in Kashmir valley of Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory. (KNO)

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