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Avalanche warning issued in 7 districts of Kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday issued an avalanche warning for seven districts of Kashmir division in view of incessant rainfall over the past 24 hours.The warning was issued by divisional commissioner (Kashmir) for next 24 hours

PTI [ Updated: March 29, 2015 23:25 IST ]
avalanche warning issued in 7 districts of kashmir
avalanche warning issued in 7 districts of kashmir

Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday issued an avalanche warning for seven districts of Kashmir division in view of incessant rainfall over the past 24 hours.

The warning was issued by divisional commissioner (Kashmir) for next 24 hours in avalanche prone areas of Kulgam, Pulwama, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal and Kargil districts, an official spokesman said.

The people living in these districts were advised not to venture in avalanche-prone areas during the next 24 hours, the spokesman said.

"During heavy snowfall, people are advised not to occupy and temporarily evacuate those locations which are under fall line of avalanches," he said.

Meanwhile, authorities in Valley today announced that all schools up to 8th class will be closed on March 30 and 31 in view of incessant rains that led to a flood-like situation.

“Schools in Valley shall remain closed on March 30 and 31 due to bad weather conditions. The schools will re-open on Wednesday, April 01,” an official said here.  

Also, all board and university examinations scheduled for Monday have been postponed.

 

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