Jammu: Major landslide on Thathri-Kishtwar road, 3 killed

Three people were killed and over half a dozen are still trapped in a major landslide near Drabshalla on Thathri-Kishtwar road in Jammu and Kashmir.

Police said that Drabshalla is a landslide prone area and rescue teams have reached the spot.

According to sources, local villagers were alerted a couple of days ago about a possibility of landslide in the area.

Undergoing search and rescue operations after the landslide.

In February, the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only road connecting the Kashmir valley with the rest of the world, was shut after a massive landslide which was triggered by heavy snowfall in the region.

Airfare between Jammu and Srinagar shot to an all time high due to the blockade of the highway. Various airlines charged Rs 10,000-16,000 for a 25 minute journey between the two cities.

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