Ganderbal : Police Inspector (SHO Sonamarg) and his escort on Wednesday had a narrow escape from being hit by a snow avalanche on Srinagar-Leh road near Zojila Pass during heavy Snowfall.
Reports said that Station House Officer Sonamarg Manzoor Ahmad Mir and his team miraculously escaped from being hit by snow avalanche near Zojila Pass on Srinagar Leh highway.
SHO Police Station Sonmarg Manzoor Ahmad Mir told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that they were informed that two trucks have got stranded near Zojila pass after heavy snowfall need to be evacuated immediately.
He said that we immediately reached the spot while it was snowing heavily.
After hectic efforts to clear the snow they managed to evacuate the trucks from the spot,” SHO said.
“As we move back from Zojila Pass a massive snow avalanche from nearby hillock hit us but luckily we escaped from the spot the vehicle however our police vehicle got stuck in the avalanche however after hectic efforts by my team we have cleared the snow and rescued the vehicle from the snow, he added.” However, no injuries have been reported from the incident. (KNS)