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Bodies of two persons stuck due to Sadhna Top closure taken to Tanghdar: Officials

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Kupwara, Jan 23: Authorities on Monday said that bodies of two persons were taken to their native villages in snow-bound Tanghdar in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district to enable their families perform their last rites.

One of them, Mohammad Rafiq Baba, had passed away this Friday due to some illness and another, Naseer Ahmad Khan, died in a train accident in Uttar Pradesh.

“District administration Kupwara in collaboration with civil administration Karnah, police and army successfully took two dead bodies to Tangdar during intervening night of 22 January enabling their families to perform their last rites,” reads an official statement.

“These two dead bodies were stuck at Kupwara due closure of Sadhna Pass and because of avalanche warning,”  the statement said, adding it was the first time a rescue operation was done at night in minus 15 degree Celsius temperature.


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