Man dies under snow avalanche in Gulmarg

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Srinagar: A local tourist guide was killed after he came under a snow avalanche in Apharwat Mountain of world famous ski resort Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district, an official said.
The Deputy Manager of Jammu and Kashmir State Cable Corporation (JKSCCC), Suhail Ahmad Wani, said that at around 1:20 pm today, a local tourist guide came under avalanche at Hapatkhud which lies outside ‘protection zone’ near Sarsoon picket of army at Apharwat in Gulmarg.
Wani identified the deceased as Bashir Ahmad Bakshi, son of Nazir Ahmad Bakshi, resident of Watalpora in Tangmarg area of Baramulla district.
He further said that the rescue operation was immediately launched by police and Gandola rescue team. “The helicopters were also been pressed in service,” he informed. Wani said earlier there were apprehensions that some people might have been trapped but no one was found later.


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