72 people trapped in Kishtwar snow rescued

As many as 72 persons trapped in snow-hit Kishtwar district of Jammu and Kashmir were rescued by the Indian Air Force.

Braving extreme cold weather, IAF’s MI-17 helicopter airlifted the 72 persons from remote parts of the district on Friday where they had been trapped for the past two days, a defence spokesman said on Saturday.

The operation was carried out under the captainship of Sqn Ldr Shailesh Singh.
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