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Low-intensity avalanche hits Gulmarg

12:20 AM Feb 06, 2024 IST | ALTAF BABA
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Baramulla, Feb 5: A low-intensity avalanche hit the Affarwat areas of Gulmarg ski resort in north Kashmir's Baramulla district on Monday, an official said.

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He said that no loss of life or injury had been reported in the incident.

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An official said that around four skiers were in the area at the time of the avalanche, however, none of them was trapped in the low-intensity avalanche.

“The avalanche occurred in Affarwat, Gulmarg on Monday afternoon. It was a low-intensity avalanche and no one was injured in the incident,” he said.

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The Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authorities (JKDMA) on Monday issued an avalanche warning for eight districts of J&K.

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They advised people to avoid venturing in avalanche-prone areas till further orders.

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“Avalanche with low danger level is likely to occur above 2400 metres over Bandipora, Baramulla and Kupwara districts in next 24 hours,” a JKDMA advisory read. “Also an avalanche with medium danger level is likely to occur above 2200 metres over Doda, Kishtwar, Poonch, Ramban, and Ganderbal districts in the next 24 hours.”

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The residents of these areas have been advised to take precautions and avoid venturing in the avalanche-prone areas.

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