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Mother, daughter rescued after being hit by avalanche in Poonch

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Jammu: A 37-year-old woman and her minor daughter were rescued by villagers from an avalanche in a remote village in Poonch district on Saturday, officials said.

Nasreen and her 11-year-old daughter Zaida Kousar had gone to fetch water from a natural source in their Tarwanja village of Behramgalla in Surankote area when they came under the avalanche, the officials said.

They said the villagers acted swiftly and evacuated the two by pulling them from the snow.

Both of them escaped unhurt in the incident, the officials said.

A video, purportedly showing the girl being pulled out by villagers from under the snow, had gone viral on the social media, drawing appreciation from the netizens for saving the two previous lives.

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