Snow blizzard kills trio near Sadhan Top

Snow blizzard kills trio near Sadhan Top
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Kupwara, Mar 12: A snow blizzard near Khuni Nallah in Sadhna Top here in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district killed three persons during the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday.
A police official said six persons were moving by foot from Kupwara to Karnah when the blizzard hit the area. “Three persons managed to reach Sadhna top despite the blizzard and soon after reaching there they informed the army about their three missing companions,” he said.
He added that an army party reached near Khoni Nallah and found the three persons lying dead on the road at around 3 AM.
Confirming the deaths, Senior Superintendent of Police Kupwara Ambarkar Shriram Dinkar said the trio were caught in the snow blizzard.
The road from Kupwara to Karnah has been closed for traffic movement due to bad weather.
The official identified the deceased as Tahir Khoja son of Youns Khoja resident of Hajinard Karnah, Khaliq Shiekh son of Qadir Shiekh resident of Hajinard of Karnah, Fareed Ahmad son of Lal-din resident Shamspora of Karnah.
Meanwhile, Peoples Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone expressed grief and sorrow over the death of three people due to an avalanche near Khoni Nallah at Sadhna Top and urged the Governor administration to extend all possible assistance to the bereaved families.
“Yet another accident claims three precious lives at Sadhna pass en route to Karnah. This pass has claimed hundreds of lives so far. A tunnel is a necessity to end the travails of inhabitants of Karnah”, Sajad Lone said while expressing grief over the incident.