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  India   All India  04 May 2017  5 killed, 7 injured as avalanche sweeps over bus in J&K's Bhaderwah

5 killed, 7 injured as avalanche sweeps over bus in J&K's Bhaderwah

THE ASIAN AGE. | YUSUF JAMEEL
Published : May 4, 2017, 3:51 pm IST
Updated : May 4, 2017, 3:51 pm IST

The local authorities have requested the Army to provide them a helicopter to airlift the injured to a hospital.

Representational Image. (Photo: File)
 Representational Image. (Photo: File)

Srinagar: At least, five persons were killed when an avalanche swept the vehicle they were travelling in through a mountain pass in Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district on Thursday.

Officials said that the Matador vehicle on way to Bani, a remote village in Bhaderwah area of Doda, came under the avalanche along the Chattar Gali (pass) on Bhaderwah-Basholi road.

“The mammoth avalanche pushed the Matador down a 1,500 feet deep gorge in Thanthera meadow, resulting into the death of five passengers and injuries to seven others,” said a local reporter quoting Sub-District Police Officer (SDOP) Bhaderwah Brijesh Sharma.

The injured were taken to the sub-district hospital at Bhaderwah. The local authorities have requested the Army to provide them a helicopter to airlift the injured to a hospital in winter capital Jammu, reports said.

Meanwhile, one person was killed and 19 others were injured when the bus they were travelling in skidded off the road and fell in a 20 feet deep gorge near Dingla in frontier district of Poonch on Thursday.

The deceased has been identified as Karam Suri, a resident of Poonch. The injured have since been airlifted to Jammu for specialized treatment, officials said.

Tags: avalanche, disaster response, airlift
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar