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One more cop dies in Kulgam avalanche incident, toll mounts to eight

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

The body of a policeman, who was missing following an avalanche near Jawahar in district two days ago, was found on Saturday, taking the death toll in the incident to eight, police said.

The body was extricated by a search and rescue team this morning, a said.

An avalanche hit a police post in the north portal of Jawahar in district on Thursday evening. While 10 cops were able to rush to safety, 10 others were trapped.

Bodies of five policemen and two prisoners were retrieved by the search and rescue team on Friday, he said.

While two cops were rescued, another was missing.

Heavy snowfall across on Wednesday and Thursday has triggered avalanches and snowslides at many places in the hilly areas of the valley.

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 15:05 IST