'Medium danger' avalanche warning in Kargil

A 'medium-danger' avalanche warning was issued for higher areas of Kargil district in Jammu and Kashmir, advising people not to venture there over the next 24 hours beginning 5 pm today.

Chandigarh: A 'medium-danger' avalanche warning was issued for higher areas of Kargil district in Jammu and Kashmir, advising people not to venture there over the next 24 hours beginning 5 pm today.

The advisory was issued today by Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE), which comes under the Ministry of Defence, here.

The warning was issued for avalanche-prone areas above 3500 metres altitude of Kargil, the advisory said.