Hit by avalanche, 2 rescued in Poonch

Jammu, January 8

A 37-year-old woman and her daughter were rescued by villagers from an avalanche in a remote village in Poonch district on Saturday, officials said. Nasreen and her 11-year-old daughter Zaida Kousar had gone to fetch water from a natural source in their Tarwanja village of Behramgalla in Surankote area when they came under the avalanche. The villagers acted swiftly and evacuated the two after pulling out the woman and her daughter from the snow. Both of them escaped unhurt in the incident.

A video, purportedly showing the girl being pulled out by villagers from under the snow, went viral on the social media, drawing appreciation from the netizens. Snowfall ranging from a few inches to over five feet was reported from the high-altitude areas of J&K, while Jammu plains were lashed by incessant rains over the past few days.

Meanwhile, several videos showing Army and BSF personnel patrolling in the knee-deep snow along the LoC had also gone viral on social media platforms, attracting praises from netizens. — PTI

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