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Jammu Kashmir2 tourists rescued, local missing as part of glacier caves in Sonamarg

2 tourists rescued, local missing as part of glacier caves in Sonamarg


Srinagar, Jun 2: Two tourists were rescued while a local man went missing on Sunday at the Sonamarg tourist resort of and after a part of a glacier caved in, officials said.

A portion of Thajiwas glacier at Sonamarg in Ganderbal district broke off from the main ice mass in the afternoon following rush of tourists to the area, they said.

The officials said that two tourists and a local person were trapped under the broken ice mass.

While the two tourists were rescued by the tourist police and guides, the local man could not be traced as rescuers believe that he might have been washed away by fast moving stream under the glacier.

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