Kashmir Snowfall

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Kashmir Snowfall

Unprecedented power outages plunged the Kashmir Valley into darkness, with authorities blaming yesterday’s heavy snowfall for the disruption.

NEW DELHI: 

Heavy snowfall in parts of Jammu and Kashmir has affected road transport and essential services such as power supply and hospital operations.

A nine-year-old girl has been killed and three members of a nomadic family were injured when a landslide struck their tent in Rajouri district on Saturday night.

There are reports of damage to apple plantations that have been buried under a thick layer of snow.

On Saturday, over 300 passengers, including dozens of security personnel, were rescued after they were caught in heavy snowfall near Jawahar tunnel on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, the police said. Fresh landslides occurred at multiple places between Ramban and Banihal sectors, and it was not possible to allow stranded passengers to move towards Jammu.

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