Avalanche warning issued for six districts in Jammu and Kashmir
22 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
In February of this year, two foreigners were killed in an avalanche in Gulmarg, Jammu, and Kashmir.
The Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (JKDMA) issued an avalanche warning for six districts over the next 24 hours on Saturday.
“Avalanche with low danger level is likely to occur above 2500 to 3200 meters above sea level over Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Ramban, Ganderbal and Kupwara districts in the next 24 hours,” the official statement said. “People living in these areas are advised to take precautions and avoid venturing into the avalanche-prone areas till further orders,” JKDMA said.
In February of this year, two foreigners were killed in an avalanche in Gulmarg, Jammu, and Kashmir. As many as 19 stranded tourists from other countries, as well as two local guides, were rescued.
According to Baramulla police, three teams of 21 foreigners and two local guides went skiing in Affarwat Gulmarg. The skiing teams were trapped in Gulmarg’s Hapatkhud Kangdori, where they went skiing.