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Avalanche warning in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir

A medium danger avalanche warning was issued for the higher reaches of Baramulla district, and a low danger warning was issued in Kupwara, Bandipore, Shopian and Kargil districts.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2018 15:30 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
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A man carrying a load on his back walks on a snow covered road in Baramulla district of Kashmir. An avalanche warning has been issued for several district.(PTI)

A government agency issued an avalanche warning on Wednesday in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir for the next 24 hours, shortly after a 6.2 magnitude earthquake on the Afghanistan-Tajikistan border region jolted parts of north India.

The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment has “informed that medium danger avalanche warning of level-3 exists in higher reaches of Baramulla district and low danger warning of level-2 in Kupwara, Bandipore, Shopian and Kargil districts,” an official spokesman said.

He said a level-1 warning has been issued in Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi, Ramban, Doda, Kishtwar, Udhampur, Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Ganderbal and Leh for the next 24 hours.

“People living in higher reaches of these districts should avoid movement in the avalanche-prone areas/slopes for the next 24 hours,” he added.

The advisory has been issued in view of the forecast of wet weather in most parts of the state over the next 24 hours.

Two labourers rescued after being buried in landslide in Samba

Meanwhile, two labourers were trapped in a landslide during digging to lay cables along the Mansar road in the mountainous belt of Samba district and were rescued later, police said on Wednesday.

The labourers of a private company were digging a 5- foot-deep canal to lay cables on Tuesday, when suddenly there was a landslide on the Samba-Mansar road at Satah village, they said.

The two labourers were trapped, and the Mountaineering Rescue Team of Police was called in. The team launched a rescue operation and brought them out. One was safely rescued, while the other received minor injuries and was hospitalised, police said.

First Published: Jan 31, 2018 15:30 IST