Avalanche in J&K: 10 people feared trapped under snow in Ladakh

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Srinagar/ Ladakh: Nearly ten persons are feared trapped under snow after an avalanche hit near  Khardung La in Leh district of Ladakh on Friday, police sources said.

Officials said rescue operations are underway. A rescue team comprising the police, SDRF and Amy have reached the spot to step up operation.

Police sources said those trapped were travelling in a truck in Khardung La Pass.

Personnel of  Border Roads Organisation and Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Force have also taken up rescue operation, the sources said.

Earlier on Thursday a high alert for avalanche was sounded by the district administration following adverse weather advisory by the Met department.

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