Srinagar, Mar 7 :

At least seven persons, two of whom are children, have been rescued after an alto car they were travelling came under a major landslide in Seeri area in Ramban.

An official told GNS that soon after the incident a major rescue was launched at the site, which led to the timely rescue of seven car occupants.

The injured persons, among whom two are minors, are being taken to a nearby health facility for immediate treatment.

A JCB operator, who happened to be around the site, had a narrow escape even as the machine he was on got damaged by the landslide, the official said.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt that the affected road remains closed for all sorts of vehicular traffic due to amassing of huge mounds of debris. (GNS)

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