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Jan 20, 2019

Khardung La avalanche: 3 Dead-bodies air-lifted to Padum Zanskar

In Jammu and Kashmir, three dead bodies have been air-lifted to Padum Zanskar, from Leh technical airport area, by army helicopter today morning.

As per the latest information received from the Khardung La avalanche site, no progress has been made by the rescue teams. Rescue operations have started by 10.30 in the morning.

With continuous snow fall, the rescue teams are finding it difficult. On the other side, the snow that broke loose in avalanche has hardened like a rock. This is a cause of concern for the rescue teams on the job.

However, the rescue teams are continuing the search operation. District administration has made arrangements to air lift the remaining 4 dead bodies to Zanskar in another sortie, to which all the deceased workers belong to.

Total 7 dead bodies out of 10 labourers buried under the snow have been recovered till Saturday.

On the other hand, Met office has issued advisory of snow fall from today to 23rd January, with a prediction of heavy snow fall on 22nd.

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