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Snow avalanche strikes near Sonamarg

JKDMA issues avalanche alert for 4 districts

March 30, 2024 | BK News Service

A massive snow avalanche struck along the Srinagar-Leh highway at the Hung area of Sonamarg in Ganderbal district on Friday, officials said.
An official said the avalanche struck near the Hung area today.
Some vehicles were trapped under the snow.
Immediately after the avalanche struck, Police, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), local residents, and other agencies launched a rescue operation.
Sources said two vehicles which were stuck in the snow were rescued.
“The swift rescue action led to the successful evacuation of all passengers, ensuring their safety. Efforts are currently ongoing to ascertain if there are any additional individuals trapped in the aftermath of the avalanche,” they said.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (JKDMA) issued an avalanche warning in the higher reaches of four districts of the Kashmir valley during the next 24 hours.
An avalanche with a “medium danger” level is likely to occur above 2400 metres over Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, and Baramulla districts of the Kashmir valley in the next 24 hours, officials said.
People living in these areas have been advised to take precautions and avoid venturing into the avalanche-prone areas until further orders.
The authorities have also asked the people living in these districts to dial 112 for help in case of an emergency.

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Snow avalanche strikes near Sonamarg

JKDMA issues avalanche alert for 4 districts

March 30, 2024 | BK News Service

A massive snow avalanche struck along the Srinagar-Leh highway at the Hung area of Sonamarg in Ganderbal district on Friday, officials said.
An official said the avalanche struck near the Hung area today.
Some vehicles were trapped under the snow.
Immediately after the avalanche struck, Police, State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), local residents, and other agencies launched a rescue operation.
Sources said two vehicles which were stuck in the snow were rescued.
“The swift rescue action led to the successful evacuation of all passengers, ensuring their safety. Efforts are currently ongoing to ascertain if there are any additional individuals trapped in the aftermath of the avalanche,” they said.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Authority (JKDMA) issued an avalanche warning in the higher reaches of four districts of the Kashmir valley during the next 24 hours.
An avalanche with a “medium danger” level is likely to occur above 2400 metres over Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, and Baramulla districts of the Kashmir valley in the next 24 hours, officials said.
People living in these areas have been advised to take precautions and avoid venturing into the avalanche-prone areas until further orders.
The authorities have also asked the people living in these districts to dial 112 for help in case of an emergency.


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