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Six persons who went missing on Margan Top post snowfall traced, say officials

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Margan Top or Margan Pass is a mountain pass, connecting Warwan Valley in Kishtwar District with the main Kashmir Valley. It is located in Anantnag district. [FPK File Photo]

Anantnag: Six persons from the remote Warwan area of Kishtwar district, who were “missing” after starting a journey by foot via snow-bound Margan Top in Anantnag on Tuesday, “safely” reached their residence on Friday.

“They are about to reach home. People have seen them en route to their residences,” Sarpanch of the area Azad Nabi Lone told GNS over the phone. “All six of them have reached safely.”

This comes a day after authorities launched a “rescue mission” to search them at Margan Top in Anantnag.

One team, headed by SDM, proceeded by the road along with the snow cutter machine and JCB. The second team started by foot and comprised the Army Rescue team and Local volunteers, officials said.

The third was by helicopter from Larkipora, the officials had said.

Earlier, amid fresh snowfall, the six persons had started their journey by foot through Margan top, a high mountain pass that connects Warwan Valley in Kishtwar district with the Anantnag district.

The persons included Ajaz Ahmad Koka son of Abdul Rehman Koka, Mohammad Akbar Koka son of Ghulam Qadir Koka, Ghulam Nabi son of Ghulam Qadir Koka, Gulzar Ahmad son of Ghulam Mohammad Koka, Manzoor Ahmad son of Ghulam Mohammad Koka and  Idrees Ahmad son of Sunna ullah Dar, all residents of Choidraman Warwan.

These persons had called their families at around 9 pm on Tuesday and informed them about moving through Margan Top. Since then there was no contact with them, they had said.


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