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255 dead, 453 rescued in snow-hit J&K
February 24, 2005 16:23 IST
The toll in avalanche-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir has touched 255.
Kashmir has seen 195 deaths; the figure in Jammu is 60, police sources said on Thursday.
The sources added that 373 were rescued from Kashmir and 80 from Jammu. Twenty-three were reported missing from Kashmir and 19 from Jammu, they said.
"Over 164 were killed and 370 rescued in avalanche-hit areas of Nagni, Panznar and Waltingo villages in Anantnag district (in Kashmir)," an official said.
In south Kashmir, 14 were killed in Halsidan, 11 in Rangkund, two in Pakerpora, three in Chowgund and one in Reshipora, the official said.
The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway continues to remain closed.
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