Five more die in snowstorms

Although weather remained clear through out the day, reports of deaths due to avalanches and snow storms continued to pour in from remotest areas of Doda and adjoining mountainous belt. Five more persons have lost their lives due to severe cold and snowstorms during the last 24 hours in different areas of Doda and Reasi districts. Authorities have decided to drop ration and other essential commodities as many parts of Doda, Kishtwar and Bhaderwah still inaccessible as huge snow, ranges from 6 to 10 feet, has accumulated in these hilly areas.