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9 people stranded in snow rescued in Rajouri: Army

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Jammu: The army on Sunday claimed to have rescued nine people, including five women, who were stranded in snow in the higher reaches of Rajouri district.

“Army troops of the Romeo Force braved harsh weather and incessant snow and rain near Dera Ki Gali to rescue the passengers travelling between Thanamandi and Bafliaz,” a defence spokesperson said

The spokesperson said their SUV got stuck on the road due to heavy snowfall, which kept increasing.

On information about the same, he said the troops and the local police stationed at Dera Ki Gali swung into action and reached the site immediately and rescued the people.

Meanwhile, the weatherman has forecast another spell of light to moderate rains and snowfall on the higher reaches during March 12 and 13.

“Light to moderate rains with thunderstorms (hails at isolated places) and snowfall occurred at widespread places of Jammu and Kashmir during the last two days…significant improvement is likely from today (Sunday) and the weather is likely to remain mainly dry till March 11,” a spokesperson of the Meteorological (MeT) department said.

He said while another spell of wet weather is likely to hit Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday and Friday, no major weather activity is expected for Ladakh for the next one week.

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