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Two Trekkers Die After Falling in Crevice of Kolahoi Glacier in J&K, Another Injured

A group of three trekkers fell into a crevice at Kolahoi glacier, 26 km from the famous tourist destination Pahalgam.

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Updated:September 8, 2018, 12:22 PM IST
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Two Trekkers Die After Falling in Crevice of Kolahoi Glacier in J&K, Another Injured
Photographs of the trekkers Adil Sheikh (L) and Naveed Jeelani (R) killed in Kolahoi Glacier.
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Srinagar: Two trekkers were killed on Friday when they fell into a crevice of a glacier in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, police said.

A group of three trekkers fell into a crevice at Kolahoi glacier near Dhanwet, about twenty five kms away from the famous tourist destination Pahalgam. Teams of police, disaster relief force and local volunteers were rushed to the spot for rescue operations by the district administration, police said.

The deceased trekkers have been identified as Naveed Jeelani, a junior state administrative service officer and Adil Shah. Another trekker, Hazik, was seriously injured. He has been shifted to a Srinagar hospital for treatment.

The group of nine had left for trekking on Sunday morning from Pahalgam. The authorities are monitoring the operation to rescue other six members of the group.

Divisional Commissioner of Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan has requisitioned an Air Force helicopter through the Civil Aviation Department and sought the army's help to bring out the dead and the injured from the crevice and airlift the injured to the hospital.

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