New Delhi (NVI): A truck driver had a miraculous escape after he was stuck deep in snow due to an avalanche at Pharkian Gali top area on Kupwara-Keran road stretch this afternoon.
The truck driver, identified as Abdul Karim Lone, was rescued by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) personnel. He was carrying essential supplies to Keran in the truck when an avalanche hit at Dett Sirpaton area.
The incident happened at 4 PM. “BRO officials received the message of the incident and rushed to the spot along with machinery, rescued the driver and evacuated the truck,” said Col Mukesh Kumar, Commander 32 BRTF.
He said the driver was given first aid by the BRO after the rescue operation which continued for over half an hour.