Jammu & Kashmir : 5 dead after avalanche hits mini bus in Doda

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Five persons were buried alive on Thursday after a snow avalanche hit a public transport vehicle in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

The victims were travelling in a van from Bani town to Bhaderwah when the avalanche hit the vehicle at Chattar Gali, around 40 km from Bhaderwah town, in the early morning hours and swept it down into a gorge.

Injured were rushed to nearby hospital and rescue operation is underway.

According to a senior police officer, three injured persons had been rescued so far.

IANS

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