Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir

The warning issued jointly by Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) and Disaster Management Cell of the government said high-danger avalanches could occur at Keran and Furkin top in north Kashmir's Kupwara district.

It said moderate avalanches could occur at Razdan top, Z-Gali, Dhudi, S M Hill, Machhil, Gurez, Niru, Buduab, Sonamarg, Gaganger, Drass, Bhimbat, Kaksar and Minamarg.
Avalanches of low-danger might hit higher reaches of Gulmarg and Khilanmarg, where 17 army men were killed and 17 others injured as a massive avalanche hit the winter warfare training on February 8.

Disaster Management Cell chief Aamir Ali said the warning has been issued keeping in view the fresh spell of snowfall in the areas. It will be in force till tomorrow."Only two areas come under high-danger avalanche warning and they are hilly areas. So, there is no need to panic but people are advised not to venture out in such areas", he said.

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