130 people evacuated from snow-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir

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JAMMU: Over 130 people have been evacuated from the snow-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir following reports of trapped people and damaged houses due to heavy snowfall in upper reaches of the region.

"We have conducted several evacuations from various snow-bound areas in Ramban district and shifted 28 families to a safer area," SP (Ramban) Anil Magotra said.

Out of the 28, Magotra said, 10 families from Kurzi village, five from Hargam village and one each from Mangit and Aramdhaka villages were shifted by the police to safer places.

Police also evacuated nine migrant families from Sangaldan area of the district, who were trapped in the recent continuous heavy snowfall in the area, he said.