Two more bodies were recovered on Saturday from the site where an avalanche struck two trucks in Ladakh, taking the death toll to seven, officials said.
"Another two bodies have been recovered at Khardungla avalanche site. In total, seven bodies have been recovered so far," a State Disaster Management Department official said. He said the search was in progress for the remaining three persons.
The avalanche struck the Khardung La pass on Friday trapping 10 people, while they were travelling in a truck at 7 a.m. Five of the bodies were recovered on the same day.
Sonum Lotus, Director of the regional MET Office, said the snowfall will gradually become heavier and stronger in intensity till January 23rd.
Srinagar recorded minus 0.7 degrees Celsius, Pahalgam minus 10.3 and Gulmarg minus 10.0 as the minimum temperatures on Friday.
Leh and Kargil towns recorded minus 15.6 and minus 19.2 degrees Celsius.
Jammu city had 5.3 degrees Celsius, Katra 6.3, Batote 2.5, Bannihal 0.7 and Bhaderwah minus 0.8 as the night's lowest temperatures.
(With Inputs From Agencies)
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