Srinagar, June 25: Seven persons died and two others were injured in Gulmarg when a cable car was derailed after it was hit by a tree. Police launched an operation and rescued 150 person.
Speedy winds uprooted a pine tree and it hit the cable. A cable car fell down.
Soon after the accident Gulmarg police launched a rescue operation.
In this accident seven persons identified as Jayat Andraskar son of Namdeo Andraskar, Manisha wife of Jayant Andraskar, Anaga Jayant, Anushka Jayant daughters of Jayant Andraskar residents of Shalimar Bagh, New Delhi, Mukhtar Ahmad(Guide) son of Ali Mohammad resident of Chountpathri Babareshi, Jahangir Ahmad Khanday (Guide) son of Mohammad Akram resident of Waripora, Tangmarg and Farooq Ahmad Chopan resident of Waripora, Tangmarg died while two persons identified as Ajaz Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Ahmad resident of Kohlina, Chandoosa, Tariq Ahmad Katariya son of Mohammaddin Katariya resident of Pachhar, Chandoosa Baramulla were injured.
A number of locals especially All Terrain Vehicle(ATV) operators helped the police in rescue operation. In this operation 150 persons including tourists were rescued. For providing assistance all those who helped police will be suitably rewarded.
Meanwhile DGP Dr. S.P Vaid in a tweet has expressed his heartfelt sympathies with the bereaved families.
2015 Kashmir Despatch