Fresh avalanche warning in Gurez sector of J-K

Srinagar: Authorities here on Tuesday issued a fresh avalanche warning for snow-bound areas in Gurez sector of Bandipora district of Kashmir.

"A medium danger avalanche warning has been issued for snow bound areas of Gurez," an official of the Natural Disaster Management Cell said.

He said people living above the height of 8,000 ft in Gurez have been advised not to venture in avalanche prone areas and to take precautionary measures.

A massive avalanche struck an army camp in Dawar area of Gurez last week in which 16 army personnel were killed.

Yesterday, another avalanche damaged 11 residential houses and two school buildings in Tulail area of Gurez.