India: 8 people killed by avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

Eight people, including three military personnel, were killed by an avalanche due to heavy snowfall during the last 48 hours in Jammu and Kashmir, which is under India’s control.

The Indian TV channel “NDTV” reported, on Tuesday, that snowfall collapsed in the areas of “Kupvara”, “Baramulla” and “Ganderbal”, due to heavy snow in the northern areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

The channel quoted military sources, saying that one of the avalanches hit a military post, killing three soldiers.

The sources added that some soldiers were rescued from the snow, and one soldier was wounded, while another is still missing.

Meanwhile, local Indian officials said that five civilians were killed by an avalanche in the Ganderbal area, and four others were rescued from under the snow.

In the Baramulla district, local residents rescued two girls from under the snow as a result of a collapse in the area.

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