Avalanche hits Sonamarg, 10 persons evacuated

Ganderbal: At least ten persons onboard in two vehicles were evacuated safely after an avalanche struck Hung area of Sonamarg in Ganderbal district on Friday.

An official told KNO that a snow avalanche struck Hung area this afternoon and two vehicles got buried under it in which ten persons were onboard.

Upon receiving the report, SDPO Kangan, Dr. Muzaffar Jan, Police, SDRF and the Primary Health Center in Sonamarg swiftly mobilized a team of medical staff to conduct rescue operations, the officials said.

Police officials confirmed that all ten individuals, including drivers, trapped in both vehicles were safely evacuated while two of them have been shifted to the hospital for further treatment.

Tehsildar Gund and DSP Traffic also visited the spot to assess the situation.

SDM Kangan, after inspecting the area, announced that vehicular movement on the Sonmarg road would be restricted until March 31.

However, vehicles can still access Sonmarg via Sonmarg Z-Morh Tunnel.

He urged tourists and locals to avoid traveling on the Sonmarg road at night due to the risk of avalanches in certain areas. (KNO)

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