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Engineer killed, eight missing in J&K avalanche

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 6 Jan 2018 4:32 AM GMT

Engineer killed, eight missing in J&K avalanche
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Srinagar: An engineer of the Border Roads Organization (BRO) was killed and eight others were reported missing after an avalanche hit Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said on Saturday.

On Friday, the avalanche struck a cab at Sadhna Top in Tangdhar area.

Search teams rescued a child from the vehicle while six other passengers were missing.

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A police official said that three BRO personnel were also in the area when the avalanche struck.

"Engineer Mangla Prasad Singh was killed. His body has been recovered while rescue operation to locate the eight missing people continued," the official added.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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