Policemen and soldiers have been separately sent to Kulgam district`s Gulab Bagh village in the foothills of the Pir Panjal mountain range, after two people who miraculously escaped an avalanche called for help. The body of Muhammad Shafi Chechi was recovered from under tonnes of snow. Earlier reports said around 40 villagers were trapped. The police said 32 people were rescued and taken to a school building in Qazigund.
Image:Kashmiri Muslim villagers carry the body of Mohammed Shafi after he was killed in an avalanche near Gulab Bagh, a mountainous village nearly 100 km south of Srinagar