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Jammu and Kashmir: 2 foreign nationals killed, 1 injured in deadly snow avalanche in Gulmarg

Gulmarg avalanche update: "Around 19 foreign nationals have been rescued successfully, " SSP Baramulla informed.

Reported By : Manzoor Mir Edited By : Hritika Mitra
New Delhi
Updated on: February 01, 2023 16:10 IST
Jammu and Kashmir: 1 killed, 1 injured in deadly snow
Image Source : INDIA TV Jammu and Kashmir: 1 killed, 1 injured in deadly snow avalanche in Gulmarg

Gulmarg avalanche update: A massive snow avalanche hit Afarwat hills at a famous ski resort in Gulmarg in Baramulla district on Wednesday, in which two foreign nationals have been killed while one has been seriously injured.

"Avalanche hit the Afarwat peak Hapath Khud at a famous ski resort in Gulmarg. 2 foreign nationals dead in an avalanche in Gulmarg. 19 foreign nationals and 2 local guides have been rescued successfully. Rescue team at the spot," SSP Baramulla said.

3 teams comprising 21 Foreign nationals and 2 local guides went to Affarwat Gulmarg for skiing today. At around 12:30 pm a massive avalanche hit Hapatkhud Kangdori where these skiing teams got trapped.

On receiving the information Baramulla police mobilized joint rescue teams of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the tourism department. 

Rescue operations are underway to find the remaining people. "Reports of some skiers being trapped are being corroborated," Gulmarg Police said.

Further details are awaited.

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