Three truckers feared buried in landslide on Kashmir highway

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Three truckers from Punjab are feared buried under a massive landslide on Srinagar-Jammu highway, officials said today.

Reports said three persons were on board an apple-laden trawler (registration number PB06AK 4045) when a massive landslide hit the highway at Battery Cheshma in Ramban district on Monday morning.

An official said that a rescue operation was launched on Wednesday after the relatives of the missing persons approached them with the claim that their kin might have come under the slide.

“Nothing was found yesterday. We have launched searches in the area again. So far no trace of the three persons has been found. It was a massive landslide and it has left behind huge debris,” said DSP Headquarters Asgar Malik.

Reports said that the relatives claimed that the trio had called them from Qazigund on Monday saying they will reach Jammu in the evening on the same day.

They said that their last location has also been traced to Ramsoo area.