Swedish Skier Killed by Avalanche in Indian Tourist Hotspot

Swedish Skier Killed by Avalanche in Indian Tourist Hotspot

Pertinent to mention, a Swedish skier was killed while another was rescued by police after an avalanche struck tourist resort of Gulmarg area of district Baramulla on Thursday. A police spokesperson said they had rescued the skier's travel partner alive, IANS reported.

"An avalanche struck near second phase Gondola cable vehicle on Affarwat peak in Gulmarg in which two skiers got trapped", a police spokesman said. He is reportedly in a stable condition now. The warning was issued in view of forecast of rain or snow in the Valley. Former chief minister Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter, "Very unfortunate".

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The authorities have issued a low-danger avalanche warning in the higher reaches of Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil, Leh, Poonch, Rajouri, Reasi, Udhampur, Ramban, Kishtwar and Doda. This is the second accident at the site after June 25, 2017, when seven people were killed in a tree crash caused by a windstorm.

"Two tourists came under an avalanche at Apharwat in Gulmarg on Thursday".

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