An official said that a Swedish tourist, identified as Daniel, was killed while another went missing after the avalanche struck near second phase of Gandola cable car project on Affarwat peak.
“Two tourists came under the avalanche and one of them was so far evacuated to nearby hospital by the rescuers where he was declared brought dead,” he said.
According to reports skiers had strayed in un-marked area known as Hapatkhud that leads to Drung. Foreign skiers love t ski down those slopes and at times it leads to incidents like this
The official said that searches are underway to trace the missing skier.