Woman gives birth on road amid severe snowfall and biting cold

Srinagar – When his wife complained of severe pain early in the morning, Shehzad Ahmad Mir, a resident of Zafar Khani Sanmarg, said he carried her to the Primary Health Cenre at Kukroosa, nearly 5 km away, on his shoulders through snow-packed roads.

When they reached the primary health centre, they found the facility locked and the staff missing, forcing Asiya to give birth on the road amid severe snowfall and biting cold. Mir said local women assisted with the birth.

See: “Birth outside locked hospital In Kupwara during heavy snowfall”
http://spaceviewtimes.com/jammu-kashmir/item/5958-birth-outside-locked-hospital-in-kupwara-during-heavy-snowfall

Srinagar-Jammu national highway opens for traffic after two days

Srinagar-Jammu_hwy_12Jan14The Srinagar-Jammu national highway, which connects Kashmir Valley to the rest of the country, opened for traffic on Sunday after remaining cut off for two days due to snowfall.

Traffic on the 294-km arterial road was stopped on Friday

http://spaceviewtimes.com/jammu-kashmir/item/5969-srinagar-jammu-national-highway-opens-for-traffic-after-two-days

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

I wonder if the woman who gave birth on that snow-covered road believes in global warming.