Another killer Kashmir avalanche..Officer, 7 others killed

Srinagar, Jan 6: Six bodies have been recovered from a spot in north Kashmir's Kupwara district where a passenger vehicle was hit by a huge avalanche of snow, an official said today. A total of eight persons have been killed in the incident. A passenger vehicle was hit by a huge avalanche of snow at Khooni Nallah near Sadhna Top on the Kupwara-Tangdhar road on Friday.

"Five bodies were recovered today from the avalanche site," deputy commissioner Kupwara Khalid Jehangir told PTI. The body of a BRO engineer was recovered last night after the rescue operations were launched, Jehangir said.

Three people, including a child, have been pulled out alive from the avalanche site, he said, adding that the rescue operations are still on. The search teams also rescued a 50-year-old local late Friday. The BRO engineer has been identified as Mangla Prasad Singh.