Srinagar: A large avalanche hit the higher reaches of Gulmarg skiing resort in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, officers mentioned.Two our bodies have been recovered thus far and 4 have been rescued. Several others, together with some skiers, are feared trapped.
#WATCH | J&Okay: Avalanche hit the Afarwat peak at well-known ski resort in Gulmarg. Rescue operation launched by Baramulla Police together with different companies. Reports of some skiers being trapped are being corroborated, Baramulla Police say. pic.twitter.com/zsFBfBL0od
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“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,” a spokesman of the Baramulla district police tweeted.
The officers mentioned 4 individuals — two overseas skiers and two guides — have been reportedly lacking.
According to information company ANI, a rescue operation is being carried out by Baramulla Police together with different companies.