Poonch: Army on Saturday said that 41 civilians including two children and eight females stranded along Mughul road were rescued.
“On account of inclement weather conditions, heavy rainfall and excessive lightning, a large part of Mughal road was blocked due to felling of several trees in area between Ratta Chamb and Mansar Mohre on June 11. As a result, 41 civilians were stranded at the location,” army said in statement.
A team of Army soldiers and officers immediately launched a rescue operation from JCP at Poshana and rescued the stranded passengers, it said.
In all, 41 civilians including 25 young men, eight women and two children besides six elderly, were rescued.
“Adequate heating arrangements and meals were arranged for the rescued persons. The civilians were highly appreciative of the swift action of army, which saved them from vagaries of weather and harsh terrain,” the statement added.
Meanwhile sources said the Mughal road, connecting Shopian and Poonch districts with Jammu continues to remain closed.