Search for ‘missing’ truckers resumes in Ramban

The relatives fear that the truckers might have been buried alive under the debris of the landslide.

MM Parvaiz
Ramban, Publish Date: Nov 9 2018 12:56AM | Updated Date: Nov 9 2018 12:56AM
Search for ‘missing’ truckers resumes in RambanGK Photo

Relatives of three truckers have approached the police in Ramban with the request to start a search operation in the area where their apple-laden truck is feared to have come under a landslide in Battery Chesma area on November 5.

According to relatives and the truck-owner, three persons on board the vehicle bearing registration number PB06AR-4045—loaded with apple cartons—was hit by a massive landslide after reaching Battary Chashma.

The relatives fear that the truckers might have been buried alive under the debris of the landslide.

The police Thursday said it has re-started the rescue operation. “We have not found anything yet despite the rescue operation launched once again,” senior superintendent of police Ramban Anita Sharma said.

The relatives of the truckers claimed that they had informed them through mobile phone from Qazigund that they will reach Jammu on the same day, though their last location has been traced in Ramsu area on the Srinagar-Jammu highway, according to the police.

On the same day, locals in Ramban and some truckers had also claimed that a fruit-laden truck was buried under massive landslide but the authorities allegedly did not take it seriously claiming it was a “false rumour.”

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