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Avalanche warning in Kashmir Valley

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 18:37

Srinagar: Authorities here on Tuesday issued a
avalanche warning in higher reaches of Kashmir valley close to
the Line of Control following heavy snowfall over the weekend.

"On the basis of information received from Snow and
Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), a medium danger
avalanche warning has been issued for higher reaches in
Kashmir valley," Coordinator Natural Disaster Management Cell
Aamir Ali said.

The official said the areas prone to avalanches include
Anantnag, Pulwama, Shopian and Kulgam in south Kashmir and
north Kashmir areas of Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and
Kargil.

Macchil, Tangdhar, Keran, Drass and Gurez areas, falling
along the Line of Control, are also covered under the warning,
he added.

"People living in these areas have been advised to avoid
movement during snowfall and not to venture on steep slopes
and close to avalanche prone areas," Ali said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 18:37

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