13:06 GMT04 August 2021
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    New Delhi (Sputnik):  A huge avalanche has hit Sadhna Top, a high mountain pass in the northern Kashmiri district of Kupwara, engulfing a jeep of a senior government official and pushing it into a gorge more than 500 feet deep.

    Indian Army troops have rescued a judicial officer and two of his staff members after getting hit by an avalanche and being trapped under snow along with their vehicle.

    The troops deployed to Chowkibal, Tangdhar Road swung into action soon after receiving the news of the incident and began the rescue operation by digging out the buried vehicle from the huge mass of snow.

    The windshields had to be smashed to rescue the people trapped inside the jeep.


    The rescued sub-divisional magistrate, Karnah Bilal Mohi-us-din and his staff members received minor injuries and were taken to the army's medical inspection room.


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