The authorities on Sunday shifted at least 172 workers of Mega Engineering and Infrastructure Limited (MEIL) company to safer location after snow avalanches struck Sarbal area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district over the last few days.

An official said that after yesterday’s avalanche, Army, Police and SDRF jointly launched a rescue operation to evacuate the workers.

He said 172 workers have been shifted to safer location.

On Saturday evening, an avalanche struck near tunnel construction site in Sarbal area.

On 12 January, two labourers of the construction company died after back-to-back avalanched hit near the construction site.