The Indian Army’s XV Corps unit on Wednesday shared a video of how they rescued a civilian trapped under snow in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar.
The soldiers can be seen digging snow so as to rescue Tariq Iqbal of Lacchipura village, who was hit by a snow slide and was half buried in it on Tuesday. In a tweet, the unit expressed how they were relieved to find Iqbal alive and rejoiced when he responded.
Chinar Corps tweeted:
Tariq Iqbal and Zahoor Ahmed Khan, both residents of Lacchipura were on the road from Lachhipura to Bijhama village early Tuesday when they were hit by a snow slide and were soon extricated by the Indian Army. After the search that went on for 20 minutes, Iqbal was stabilised and evacuated to Baramulla, Chinar Corps had said in an earlier tweeted. Zahoor Ahmed Khan was discharged after examination.
The incident occurred approximately 200 metres from the post of Lacchipura company operating base and the guard commander who was taking rounds saw the civilians and immediately alerted the Quick Reaction Team, officials said.