One injured in avalanche strike in Baramulla
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Last Updated: Monday, January 16, 2012, 14:03
  
Srinagar: One person was injured after being struck by an avalanche in Baramulla district of north Kashmir today, officials said.

Mohammad Ashraf Bhat, a resident of Uri, came under the avalanche near Nambla, 110 kms from here on the Srinagar-Muzaffarabad road, they said.

However, Bhat was rescued by the locals and was shifted to hospital with multiple fractures, they added.

The Kashmir Valley, including summer capital Srinagar, experienced moderate to heavy snowfall since Saturday night.

Following the heavy snowfall, authorities yesterday issued an avalanche warning in the higher reaches of Kashmir Valley close to the Line of Control.

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

The official said the areas prone to avalanches include Khilanmarg, Uri, Chowkibal, Tangdar, Keran, Macchil and Gurez. "People living in these snow-bound areas above the height of 7,500 feet have been advised not to venture out in avalanche prone areas during the next 24 hours," Ali said.

PTI


First Published: Monday, January 16, 2012, 14:03


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