You are here: Home » PTI Stories » National » News
Business Standard

JK governor expresses grief over loss of lives in avalanche at Jawahar Tunnel

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

on Friday expressed grief over the loss of lives during an avalanche near in district.

The has prayed for eternal peace to the departed souls and strength to the bereaved families.

Bodies of seven policemen were on Friday extricated from a police post hit by the avalanche near the evening.

While two cops were rescued, another was missing, a said.

Heavy snowfall across over the past two days has triggered avalanches and snowslides in many places in the hilly areas of the valley. The authorities have issued an avalanche warning for 16 of the 22 districts of

district in south Kashmir received maximum precipitation in the past 24 hours. Some places in the district have received as much as five feet of snow, they said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 20:35 IST