Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police launched a rescue operation in Waltengoo Nar area of Kulgam and rescued 80 persons including 33 children.
In view of the heavy snowfall and apprehension of snow avalanche in Waltengoo Nar area of Kund Devsar, SSP Kulgam constituted rescue teams and under the supervision of SDPO and SHO Qazigund the teams rushed to the spot. After clearing the snow on about 15 Kilometres of road from Qazigund to Waltengoo, the teams reached to Waltengoo Nar.
During the rescue operation more than 80 persons including 33 children were rescued after strenuous efforts. They were evacuated to Government Middle School Naubugh and arrangements like meals, bedding and heating were made by district administration.
Moreover, two children namely Riyaz Ahmad son of Abdul Rashid Deedad and Naseema daughter of Abdul Rashid Deedad resident of Waltengoo Nad who were suffering from hepatitis have been shifted to hospital for treatment.