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Foreign skiers ‘trapped’ as massive avalanche hits Afarwat peak in Gulmarg

LocalForeign skiers 'trapped' as massive avalanche hits Afarwat peak in Gulmarg

Srinagar: A massive snow avalanche hit Afarwat peak in Gulmarg , Kashmir resulting in the death of two foreign skiers.

“Avalanche hit the Afarwat peak #HapathKhud at famous ski resort in #Gulmarg. Rescue operation has been launched by Baramulla Police along with other agencies. Reports of some skiers being trapped are being corroborated. More details shall follow,” Baramulla district police initially tweeted.

Bodies of 2 Foreign Skiers recovered .

“Today morning 3 teams comprising 21 Foreign nationals and 2 local guides went to Affarwat Gulmarg for skiing. At about 12.30 pm a massive avalanche hit Hapatkhud Kangdori where these skiing teams got trapped.
On receiving the information Baramulla police mobilized joint rescue teams of JKP and the tourism department and they reached the site of the avalanche.
During the rescue ops, 19 foreign nationals and 2 local guides have been rescued.
Unfortunately 2 foreign nationals lost their lives in the avalanche, and their “dead bodies have also been recovered which have been *shifted to hospital for Medico legal procedures.
Senior police officers are at the site monitoring the rescue ops,” Baramulla Police Tweeted in a Latest Update .

Further Details Awaited

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