There has been a heavy avalanche reported in Gulmarg of Jammu and Kashmir. Four foreign nationals got trapped in this. While doing relief and rescue work, the administration rescued one person, while the body of another has been recovered. Still two people are feared trapped.
Srinagar: Heavy avalanches have been reported on Wednesday in the upper reaches of Gulmarg Skiing Resort in Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said that there is a possibility of casualties in the avalanche. At the same time, it is also being told that many foreign travelers have also come under the grip of avalanche. Two Polish nationals died and 19 others were rescued.
While doing relief and rescue work, the administration rescued one person, while the body of another has been recovered. Still two people are feared trapped. It is being told that all four were skiing here. All four are said to be foreign nationals.
WATCH- People run for safety as snow avalanche hits Afarwat peak HapathKhud in Gulmarg, Kashmir. Rescue operation has been launched by Baramulla police along with other agencies. #Kashmir #Gulmarg #SnowAvalanche pic.twitter.com/u5FaUR8k94
— Umar Ganie (@UmarGanie1) February 1, 2023
Regarding the incident, Baramulla police said, “An avalanche has occurred on the Afarwat peak in the famous ski resort of Gulmarg. Baramulla Police along with other agencies have started the rescue operation. So far 19 foreign nationals have been rescued successfully. Dead bodies of 2 foreign nationals recovered being shifted to hospital for medico legal procedure.”
Rescue ops at Gulmarg avalanche, Baramulla police teams along with others on job.Sofar 19 foreign nationals have been rescued successfully
Deadbodies of 2 foreign nationals recovered being shifted to hospital for medicolegal procedures.@JmuKmrPolice @KashmirPolice pic.twitter.com/GetUIrbPPG
— Baramulla Police (بارہمولہ پولیس) (@BaramullaPolice) February 1, 2023
In this, from February 1 to 4, there can be up to 60 percent fog in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Light rain may occur in some parts on February 5. It was sunny in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir. In other districts along with the valley, it is still cold in the day as well as in the night.
Traffic was restored on 20 link roads in district Poonch. Several link roads have been opened in Rajouri. Jammu started the day with clear weather and it was sunny throughout the day.
The day’s temperature was slightly above normal at 21.1 and last night’s minimum temperature was recorded at 7.1 degree Celsius. Last night’s minimum temperature was 6.1 in Katra, 0.2 degree Celsius in Bhaderwah. The day temperature in Srinagar was 7.6 and last night’s minimum temperature was 0.0 degree Celsius.