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200 stranded vehicles rescued as landslide cleared at Sonamarg: Police

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Srinagar: Police in Ganderbal acted swiftly to restore the movement of traffic at main-road Sonamarg during overnight landslides which had blocked the road, said a police spokesperson.

“Due to incessant rains in last few days, a huge mass of landslide on the main road at Sonamarg blocked the movement of vehicles and local population,” the spokesperson said.

“Police Station Sonamarg received information about the incident, a police party led by SHO PS Sonamarg arrived at the spot and initiated the activities for clearance of landslide occurred by Snow/Rain,” he said.

The spokesperson further said: “Police as a first responder began the rescue operation despite heavy downpour in the area. Other senior officers including SDPO Kangan were supervising the rescue efforts on the spot.”

“After hectic efforts, Police managed to evacuate almost 200 passenger vehicles and cleared the debris from the road and make it through for the vehicular movement,” he added.

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