Avalanche hits Gulmarg, two killed: Report

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Srinagar

Two civilians working with the Indian army as porters have been killed after a snow Avalanche hits them at famous ski resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Officials told WION that the avalanche hit Indian Army’s Himmat post near the Line of Control (LoC) in the district, burying the duo under snow on Saturday night.

“We have recovered the dead bodies of the civilians from the area. The slain are the residents of Bonyar in Uri tehsil in Baramulla district,” DNA quoted an official as saying.

The fresh snowfall had earlier killed seven people in different parts of Kashmir including two army men in north Kashmir. The authorise have asked people living in the vulnerable areas to stay alert as avalanches and landslides may occur in several mountainous areas.

Hundreds of houses, apple orchards were damaged and electricity Infrastructure suffered a heavy blow in the previous snow spell.

The Meteorological Department has predicted a fresh spell of snowfall from November 14 to 17.

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