A 48-year-old woman died after her tin shed dwelling collapsed due to heavy snowfall at Mimigam village in Qazigund area. Three Nepali laborers were killed when an avalanche hit a stone quarry at Kaksar in Kargil sector. A 60-year-old woman Fazi died after her house collapsed under the weight of snow at Kansu village of southern Shopian district last night.
In another rescue operation, police along with Army rescued 10 members of two families from Kellar area of Shopian. Two more families, consisting of five members each, were rescued from Shopian.
More than 150 residential and other structures have been damaged due to the snowfall. Kupwara district in north Kashmir has been the worst-hit and the damage could be of higher magnitude than reported so far. Heavy snowfall across Kashmir has paralysed normal life in the Valley, snapping its links with the outside world and hitting power and water supply. Authorities had issued a high danger avalanche warning for higher reaches of the Valley and asked people not to venture on steep slopes. (PTI)