Researchers have said that the amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps.
Nearly 600 structures, including dozens of residential houses, have been partially damaged due to the recent heavy snowfall in the Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir government said Thursday.
At least 11 people, including two Army jawans, were killed while over 100 others were evacuated to safety as the unprecedented snowfall in March triggered avalanches and damaged over 150 structures including dozens of houses in Jammu and Kashmir.
Separate avalanches in Wyoming`s Jackson area killed two people in less than two hours, authorities said.
Avalanches caused huge damages in the Badrinath area this winter, but the famous Badrinath Temple complex remained safe.
Slovakia`s mountain rescue service says an avalanche in the highest Slovak mountain range has killed two hikers.
Five persons were killed in two avalanches in tribal Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh even as it remained cut off for fifth day on Sunday due to heavy snowfall in past few days.
Giant avalanches on the surface of Saturn`s moon, Iapetus, could provide answers about the destructive landslides on Earth.
Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday expressed grief at the death of soldiers in avalanches that hit Army camps in Jammu and Kashmir.
Afghanistan`s harsh winters and mountainous terrain in the north make avalanches a danger each year.
Heavy snowfall and avalanches kill scores of people in
Afghanistan each winter.
Several avalanches hit various areas
of the mountainous Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday without causing any casualty.
Meteorites trigger avalanches on Mars before they even hit the ground of the Red Planet.
The death toll from massive avalanches
that blocked a mountain pass north of Kabul soared to 166, as
hundreds more remained trapped in their snowbound vehicles,
Afghan officials said on Wednesday.
The toll in avalanches in northern Afghanistan has risen to 70, Xinhua reported Wednesday.
An avalanche triggered by heavy
snow killed up to 30 people and left another 70 injured in the
treacherous mountains of northern Afghanistan, the defence
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