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Two killed, as many rescued after trapped in snowfall at Sinthan Pass

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Anantnag: Two persons were killed while two others were rescued on Sunday from Sinthan Pass in South Kashmir after they were stuck due to heavy snowfall in the area, officials said on Sunday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a team of district Administration Anantnag, Army and police rescued two civilians today around 0500 hours from Sinthan Pass, who were stranded due to continuous snowfall.

“One person was found dead on the spot while another died during the trip back. Two persons also survived and are being treated for hypothermia and shock,” the official said.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate Kokarnag, Sharib Sahran also confirmed the incident to KNO.

Meanwhile, an official said that Tehsil administration, Army and Police traversed 30km through rough snow locked and foggy terrain, aided by MED machinery and then walked for 8 kms in freezing winds and snow to get back the injured and the deceased from Sinthan—(KNO)

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