Macchal – Friday 17 February
26 year old Azaz Ahmed Tantray got married to Zareena Begum in December 2022. Today after spending a night at their in-laws house at Thalli Village, the newly wed couple was returning to their village of Ring Bala. However, at around 3.15 pm they came under a massive avalanche between T Shuntwari and Chakki. While Mrs Zareena Begum had a narrow escape Azaz got buried under 10-15 feet of snow. An Army patrol nearby witnessed the incident and immediately commence rescue operation as also called for reinforcement. Additional Army Avalanche Rescue Teams, Police,
Civil medical team and locals quickly reached incident site in large numbers and immediately commenced search and rescue operation.
Further, the Army inducted Tiranga Mountain Rescue Team, Army Medical Team and Avalanche Rescue Dog from Z Gali by Advanced Light Helicopter ( ALH) at T Shuntwari. After a four hour long massive search and rescue operation the individual was recovered at around 6.40 pm and immediate CPR and medical aid was administered for resuscitation. However, unfortunately the individual succumbed to his injuries. Azaz was declared dead by the doctors and body was handed over by the Police to his family for conducting last rites.