6 trapped as avalanche hits Bandipora in J&K


Bandipora: At least six people were feared trapped under the snow in Ajas area of Bandipora district in Jammu and Kashmir after avalanche hits on Saturday.

Sources however, said, it remains unclear if the persons trapped under massive blocks of snow are alive or dead.

Authorities said massive rescue operation is underway to save the trapped persons.

The incident comes close on the heels of a recent avalanche that hit Khandiyal village in Gurez sector of Bandipora on Thursday.

Reports said 18 houses were completely damaged and 28 partially as massive blocks on snow swept through the residential area.

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