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Three buried alive in avalanche in Kashmir's Baramulla

April 15, 2013 19:04 IST

Three villagers were buried alive in an avalanche in the mountainous Dara Kujal village in the Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Monday afternoon.
Bodies of the three villagers have been recovered from under tons of snow by a rescue party, a police spokesman said.
The villagers had

gone to the mountainous area to look for mushrooms which grow in the area this time of the year.
The three had left their homes on Monday morning. When news about the tragedy reached the authorities, a team was rushed to the spot for rescue operations.
But the team succeeded in only retrieving the bodies of the villagers.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar