Army rescues eight people trapped in Kashmir avalanche
The army Thursday rescued eight civilians trapped in an avalanche in Banihal of Jammu and Kashmir, a day after the Indian Air Force rescued 203 people stranded for two days in snow-bound areas of Kishtwar, an official said.
"Counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles personnel stationed at Mohubal village saved the lives of eight civilians trapped in the Pir Panjal mountain range," a defence spokesman told IANS.
Four people were seriously injured and were facing grave threat to their lives in the freezing weather under several feet of snow, he said.
A rescue team of one officer and nine Rashtriya Rifles personnel rushed to the site, after receiving information around 4.30 p.m.
The team carried out the rescue operation despite poor visibility, threat of snow slides and to their own lives, and managed to evacuate the injured civilians and give them first aid, the spokesman said.
(Posted on 30-01-2014)
Information on States of India:
Andaman Nicobar | Andhra Pradesh | Arunachal Pradesh | Assam | Bihar | Chandigarh | Chhattisgarh | Dadar Nagar Haveli | Daman Diu | Delhi | Goa | Gujarat | Haryana | Himachal Pradesh | Jammu Kashmir | Jharkhand | Karnataka | Kerala | Lakshadweep | Madhya Pradesh | Maharashtra | Manipur | Meghalaya | Mizoram | Nagaland | Orissa | Pondicherry | Punjab | Rajasthan | Sikkim | Tamil Nadu | Tripura | Uttar Pradesh | Uttaranchal | West Bengal
INDIA REGIONAL MAPS:
Andhra Pradesh Travel Map | Bihar Travel Map | Goa Travel Map | Gujarat Travel Map | Haryana Travel Map | Himachal Pradesh Map | Karnataka Travel Map | Kerala Travel Map | Maharashtra Travel Map | Punjab Travel Map | Rajasthan Travel Map | Sikkim Travel Map | Tamil Nadu Travel Map | Uttar Pradesh Travel Map | West Bengal Travel Map |
KERALA TRAVEL MAPS:
TRAVEL MAPS OF INDIA:
INDIA CITY MAPS: