Avalanche hits Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg, one foreigner dies – India TV

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At least one foreign skier died on Thursday after a massive snow avalanche hit Khilan Marg on Afarwat Peak Gulmarg. According to initial reports, two skiers have been rescued and one is said to be injured. Rescue teams have rushed to the spot.

“Soon after, a massive rescue operation was launched at the site, which has so far resulted in killing of a skier and rescue of three others,” the official said adding “operation is underway to look for at least one skier believed to be trapped under the snow.”

The foreigners had gone to the ski slopes without local residents, they said. Personnel of the Army and a patrolling team of the Jammu and Kashmir administration are carrying out rescue-cum-search operations.


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