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Two girls buried under avalanche in Kargil

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Kargil: Two girls were killed after they got buried under an avalanche in Tangole hamlet in Panikhar area of Kargil district of Ladakh on Sunday, officials said.

An official said that a snow avalanche hit Tangole area near Panikhar village today morning and two girls came under, leading to their death.

Soon after the incident, a rescue operation was launched by the civil administration with the help of police, locals and volunteers of Baseej-e-Baqiyatullah.

After strenuous efforts, the bodies of both the girls were recovered.

The deceased have been identified as 11-year old Kuisum Bano and 23-year-old Bilquees Bano.

Deputy Commissioner Kargil Santosh Sukhdev said people have been advised to take precautions and restrict their movement in such avalanche-prone areas.

Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC-Kargil Feroz Khan has expressed grief over the deaths.

“Prayers for the two young lives lost in today’s avalanche at Tangole. Both the bodies have been recovered. The efforts of Ladakh Police personnel and volunteers of Baseej-e-Baqiyatullah (ASZ) are highly commendable” Khan tweeted.

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