Avalanche Hits Afarwat Peak in Gulmarg; Several Foreign Tourists Believed to Be Trapped


Srinagar, Feb 1: Several foreign tourists are believed to be trapped in a massive snow avalanche triggered at Afarwat peak in famed ski-resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, sources said.

They told GNS that the avalanche was triggered this afternoon. “Although the things are unclear as of now, it is believed that there are several foreign tourists who might have been swept away by the huge snow mass”, they said adding “If it is the case, casualties can’t even be ruled out”.

Meanwhile, a large-scale rescue operation has been launched at the site.

More details awaited. (GNS)

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( With inputs from : roshankashmir.net )

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