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95 passengers, dead body of woman stranded at Sadhna top

95 passengers, dead body of woman stranded at Sadhna top
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Kupwara: At least 95 passengers including the dead body of a woman who died due to bone-chilling cold on Friday evening are still stranded at Sadhna Top on Kupwara-Tanghdar road as the road continued to remain closed for the vehicular movement due to fresh snowfall.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Kupwara, Khalid Jahangir said that the continuous snowfall has disrupted the rescue operation in the area since Friday afternoon.

The stranded people were traveling in a Sumo vehicle and with the help of Army, the people could reach Sadhna Top where a 75-year-old woman died due to bone chilling cold and her body is still lying in the snow covered area, reports said, adding that the rescue teams due to continuing snow find it difficult to shift the body of the woman to her ancestral village.

DC further informed that the stranded passengers will be rescued on Sunday morning. (KNS)

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