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In Pics: Gulmarg avalanche kills 2 Polish skiers, skiing resumes today

Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:46 PM IST
  • A total of 21 foreigners and their two Kashmiri guides were caught in a massive avalanche and buried under the snow as they were skiing high in the mountains near the tourist town of Gulmarg, according to a police statement.
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Two Polish skiers were killed and 19 other foreign tourists had to be rescued after a massive avalanche hit the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir's ski resort Gulmarg on Wednesday. In view of the recent snowfall in the Valley, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir issued a medium danger avalanche warning in four districts - Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kupwara, and Bandipora. Skiing resumed in the popular skiing destination a day after the incident, on Thursday with fresh standard operating procedures. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:46 PM IST

Two Polish skiers were killed and 19 other foreign tourists had to be rescued after a massive avalanche hit the upper reaches of Jammu and Kashmir's ski resort Gulmarg on Wednesday. In view of the recent snowfall in the Valley, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir issued a medium danger avalanche warning in four districts - Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kupwara, and Bandipora. Skiing resumed in the popular skiing destination a day after the incident, on Thursday with fresh standard operating procedures. (ANI)

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According to reports, the Hapatkhud Kangdori area where the accident took place had been declared off-limits due to the possibility of an avalanche following heavy snowfall two days ago. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:46 PM IST

According to reports, the Hapatkhud Kangdori area where the accident took place had been declared off-limits due to the possibility of an avalanche following heavy snowfall two days ago. (ANI)

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"Three teams of 21 foreign nationals and two local guides went to Affarwat for skiing this morning. A snow avalanche struck Hapatkhud Kangdori around 12.30 pm," Baramulla Senior Superintendent of Police Amod Nagpure was quoted by saying news agency PTI. (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:46 PM IST

"Three teams of 21 foreign nationals and two local guides went to Affarwat for skiing this morning. A snow avalanche struck Hapatkhud Kangdori around 12.30 pm," Baramulla Senior Superintendent of Police Amod Nagpure was quoted by saying news agency PTI. (ANI)

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The two Polish men who were killed have been identified as Krzysltof (43) and Adam Grzech (45). (ANI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:46 PM IST

The two Polish men who were killed have been identified as Krzysltof (43) and Adam Grzech (45). (ANI)

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Rescuers carry the dead body of the Polish national who died in an avalanche in Hapatkhud Kangdori area of Gulmarg on February 1.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:46 PM IST

Rescuers carry the dead body of the Polish national who died in an avalanche in Hapatkhud Kangdori area of Gulmarg on February 1.(AFP)

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"At about 12.30 pm, a massive avalanche hit Hapatkhud Kangdori where these skiing teams got trapped", the press release stated. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:46 PM IST

"At about 12.30 pm, a massive avalanche hit Hapatkhud Kangdori where these skiing teams got trapped", the press release stated. (PTI)

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"During the rescue ops, 19 foreign nationals and 2 local guides have been rescued. Unfortunately, 2 foreign nationals lost their lives in the avalanche, and their bodies have also been recovered, which have been shifted to hospital for Medico-legal procedures," the police release stated.(PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Feb 02, 2023 01:46 PM IST

"During the rescue ops, 19 foreign nationals and 2 local guides have been rescued. Unfortunately, 2 foreign nationals lost their lives in the avalanche, and their bodies have also been recovered, which have been shifted to hospital for Medico-legal procedures," the police release stated.(PTI)

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