Meanwhile, the rescue team on Thursday evacuated 22 families from an avalanche-prone area in Gund area of Kangan in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district to safer places after heavy snowfall.
The affected families were shifted to the nearby government school.
“In view of the heavy snowfall and apprehension of snow avalanche at Khan Mohalla in Gund in Ganderbal district, police launched an evacuation process under the supervision of Sub-Divisional Police Officer (SDPO), Kangan, Tahir Ahmad. After strenuous efforts, police evacuated 22 families consisting of 124 members to safer locations,” said a police official.Since Wednesday, the Valley has been witnessing heavy snowfall with Kulgam District receiving maximum precipitation in the past 24 hours.
Anantnag, Bandipora, Baramulla, Budgam, Ganderbal, Kulgam and Kupwara districts in the valley were issued high danger avalanche advisory, while medium danger warning was issued to Poonch,Rajouri, Ramban, Reasi, Doda, Kishtwar,Udhampur and Leh districts. Kargil district has been marked under the lowest danger category.