Kashmir Administrative Officer Among Two Feared Dead In Kolahoi Glacier Trekking Accident

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 7: A Kashmir Administrative Service (KAS) officer was among two persons feared dead after a group of trekkers met with an accident at Kolahoi glacier in the mountains of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday.

An official said that the group of nine people was coming down from the glacier when they fell into a crevice.

Two members of the group, including Excise and Taxation officer Naveed Jeelani and Adil Shah of Alpine group, are feared dead in the accident while another person, identified as Hazik suffered grievous injuries, said the official.

He said that the teams of state police, SDRF and local volunteers were on way to Kolahoi to carry out a rescue operation.

He said the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan has sought an Air Force helicopter and assistance of Army in the rescue efforts.

“Chief Secretary is personally reviewing the rescue operation. Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has asked Air Force to launch rescue early morning,” director Disaster Management Aamir Ali told Greater Kashmir.

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