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2 bodies recovered, 60 people rescued in Kishtwar

india Updated: Jun 02, 2010 22:27 IST
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Rescue teams on Wednesday recovered two bodies and also evacuated 60 people trapped in heavy snow in remote area of Wadwan of Kishtwar district in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said in Kishtwar.

The district administration which had deputed police and civil teams in the far-flung areas recovered two dead bodies from Gurvas Nala in Wadwan belt of the hilly district around 1630 hours, they said.

60 people who were trapped in heavy snow which had lashed the area on May 28-29 were also rescued, they said, adding these people were shifted to Mongli area which is 15 km away from Gurvas Nala.

Officials said the latest reports indicated that about 4,000 livestock has perished due to unseasonal snowfall in Wadwan and Marwah areas of the district.

Meanwhile, the army and civil administration carried out relief operations in the district for the third day today as helicopters were deployed to ferry medicines and food packets to people caught up in higher areas.

Relief works were progressing and copters were used to carry medicines, food stocks and blankets to worst-hit Wadwan area.