Gulmarg, Feb 22,:

A foreigner was killed while another went missing and a third one rescued after an avalanche hit the Kongdoori slopes of ski-resort Gulmarg on Thursday, officials said.

They said three foreigners had gone to ski without prior information and knowledge of locals.

“No local was accompanying them when the avalanche hit the slopes,” said officials.

Shortly after the avalanche a rescue operation was launched by the administration. The body of a foreigner was retrieved beneath the snow while one was rescued. ‘Efforts are on to trace the missing skier,” officials said adding that the foreigner rescued and is being treated in a local hospital.

“Around 1400 (2 pm) hours today, an avalanche was recorded in Gulmarg, trapping three foreigners. Tragically, one among them is dead, one injured, and one still remains missing,” District Disaster Management Authority said. [KNT]


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