Jammu and Kashmir

Two die after a group of trekkers falls into a crevice in J&K glacier

The Hush Post:  Two persons, a Kashmir government officer and an employee of a tour and travel company, have died while trekking on a glacier in Jammu & Kashmir. A group of trekkers fell into a crevice at Kolahoi glacier, about 26 km from tourist destination Pahalgam and 15 km from Sonmarg. On Sunday morning, the trekkers had left for trekking from Pahalgam.two killed in J&K glacier

Officials say at least 10 trekkers were returning from Kolahoi Glacier when three of them fell into a crevice. Those killed in the incident are Naveed Jeelani and Adil Shah. Naveed was a Jammu and Kashmir Excise and Taxation Officer. Adil worked with a tour and travel group in Jammu and Kashmir.

Rescue operations were started by a joint team of police, disaster relief force and local volunteers. They were rushed to the spot by the district administration, police said.

Kolahoi is a 5 kilometre-long glacier. It has become a favourite destination for trekkers who come here from different parts of the country.  The glacier is the main source of Lidder river. It is a perennial source of water for people living in Anantnag. Furthermore, this river joins the Jhelum river.

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