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Three cops rescued from avalanche site in J-K

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Three cops trapped inside their post under a snow avalanche near on Srinagar-National Highway were rescued on Friday, officials said.

Efforts are on to rescue the seven other policemen still feared to be trapped there.

The rescue teams faced lot of difficulty in reaching the Friday morning due to strong winds and accumulation of snow, they said.

The avalanche had hit the north portal of on the Qazigund side in district on Thursday evening.

While 10 policemen posted at the police post near the tunnel managed to reach safety before the avalanche struck, 10 other policemen were believed to be trapped.

valley has been witnessing heavy snowfall since Wednesday with District in south receiving maximum precipitation in the past 24 hours.

Some places in the district have received as much as five feet of snow, officials said.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 14:45 IST