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Nearly 300 jawans stuck in J&K tunnel

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | February 21, 2005 09:54 IST
Last Updated: February 21, 2005 13:22 IST

At a time when Jammu and Kashmir is battling the worst snowstorm in years, Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed is in New Delhi to inaugurate a photoexhibition listing out his government's achievements.

The CM arrived in New Delhi on Sunday night for the exhibition, organised by his government's information department.

At the time of filing this report, there are nearly 300 security personnel stuck inside Jawahar Tunnel on the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. There have takenshelter there to protect themselves from avalanches.

Also read: 29 killed as J&K grapples snowfall

"Early this morning, as the skies showed signs of improvement, helicopter sorties were carried out to drop food packets to the soldiers," a defence official told on Monday.

"The soldiers are from ITBP, BRO and local police," he added.

Nearly 14ft of snow has accumulated near the tunnel, he said, adding that efforts are on the clear the road.

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Sub: J & K

Going by your report, The J & K CM is Emperor Nero of Kashmir!

Posted by Narayan

Sub: J&K faces crisis; CM in Delhi

Dear readers, These scences show the harshness of mother nature. People in general have to exercise patience and inteligence in protecting and rescuing stranded people. ...

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