Man dies in Kokernag snow avalanche, wife trapped
10 policeman trapped in snow near Jawahar Tunnel
Anantnag: One person died after avalanche hit his residential house at Sanbradi Magam in Kokernag area of Anantnag district on Thursday evening.
Avalanche hit the residential house of Bashir Ahmad Qureshi son of Noor Mohammad Qureshi resident of Sanbradi Magam of Kokernag, an official said.
He said Qureshi died while his wife continues to remain trapped under snow, even as efforts were being made to rescue her.
Meanwhile, ten policemen were reportedly trapped after a snow avalanche hit a police post near Jawahar Tunnel on Srinagar-Jammu highway on Thursday amid heavy snowfall.
Sources said that a massive avalanche hit police post on the north portal (valley side) of Jwahar Tunnel this evening.
Sources said that while 10 cops have been rescued, another 10 still remain trapped.
Rescue operation is being carried out jointly by the state police, army and the locals, an official said, adding, the information is preliminary in nature as more details are awaited.