Army on Saturday rescued 10 civilians who were stranded on the landslide-hit Mughal road in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir late Friday night.
Jammu-based defence spokesperson Lt Col Devender Anand said, “Late last night at around 11 pm, an Army unit received an SOS call from police regarding a landslide which had blocked the Old Mughal Road. Acting swiftly after the information was received, the Quick Reaction Teams (QRTs) teams of the Army along with local police rushed to the spot and launched the rescue operation.”the rescue team found six vehicles stranded on the road and rescued 10 civilians, including a woman and a child. “After safe evacuation, the stranded passengers were provided with heating arrangements and meals.
The rescued passengers were extremely grateful to the joint rescue team for their timely response,” Col Anand added.