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Jammu and Kashmir: Six bodies recovered from avalanche site in Kupwara

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Srinagar: Six bodies have been recovered from a spot in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district where a passenger vehicle was hit by a huge avalanche of snow, an official said today. A passenger vehicle was hit by a huge avalanche of snow at Khooni Nallah near Sadhna Top on the Kupwara-Tangdhar road yesterday.

“Five bodies were recovered today from the avalanche site,” deputy commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jehangir told PTI.

The body of a Beacon officer was recovered last night after the rescue operations were launched, Jehangir said. Three people have been pulled out alive from the avalanche site, he said, adding that the rescue operations are underway.