Tag: avalanche

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  • Jammu and Kashmir avalanche: 3 soldiers killed in Batalik sector

    Jammu and Kashmir avalanche: 3 soldiers killed in Batalik sector

    Three of the five soldiers hit by an avalanche in Batalik sector in Jammu and Kashmir were found dead on Friday, the Indian Army said. The avalanche swamped an army post on Thursday in Ladakh region, burying five soldiers. Two soldiers were rescued immediately. The Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command of the Army said the body of …

    April 7, 2017
  • Avalanche hits army post in J&K, soldiers missing

    Avalanche hits army post in J&K, soldiers missing

    Two out of the five army soldiers buried under an avalanche in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir were rescued on Thursday while three were still missing, officials said. The Udhampur headquartered northern command said: "Unprecedented snowfall triggers multiple avalanches, a post in Batalik sector buried, two out of five rescued, rescue operation in progress".

    April 6, 2017
  • 71 tourists stranded in Ladakh due to avalanche rescued: Army

    71 tourists stranded in Ladakh due to avalanche rescued: Army

    Army has rescued 71 tourists, including 21 women and children, stranded in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir due to an avalanche between Chang La Pass and Tangtse village. "Indian Army troops deployed in eastern Ladakh responded to help civilians trapped at the Chang La Pass due to an avalanche that struck between Chang La …

    March 28, 2017
  • Avalanche hits Japanese students, six feared dead

    Avalanche hits Japanese students, six feared dead

    An avalanche in a ski resort north of Tokyo on Monday hit several Japanese school children, leaving many injured or feared dead. Six people were showing no vital signs, and three others were missing when the avalanche occurred at the Nasu Onsen Family Ski Resort in Tochigi prefecture, BBC reported. About 50 people including students …

    March 27, 2017
  • Avalanche hits Japanese students, six feared dead

    Avalanche hits Japanese students, six feared dead

    An avalanche in a ski resort north of Tokyo on Monday hit several Japanese school children, leaving many injured or feared dead. Six people were showing no vital signs, and three others were missing when the avalanche occurred at the Nasu Onsen Family Ski Resort in Tochigi prefecture, BBC reported. About 50 people including students …

    March 27, 2017
  • 24 hours medium danger avalanche warning issued for parts of J-K

    24 hours medium danger avalanche warning issued for parts of J-K

    A medium danger warning was issued on Monday for some avalanche-prone slopes of Jammu and Kashmir above 2,500 metres. Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) said a "medium danger" warning is in place for avalanche-prone slopes above 2,500 metres in Kupwara, Ganderbal and Kargil districts of Jammu and Kashmir. It said the warning is …

    February 6, 2017
  • Five soldiers rescued from avalanche succumb to injuries

    Five soldiers rescued from avalanche succumb to injuries

    Five Indian Army soldiers, rescued from the snow after being trapped by an avalanche near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district last week succumbed to their injuries while being evacuated, defence officials said on Monday.

    The five soldiers got trapped under snow after a track caved-in in Machil sector of Kupwara on January 28.

    They were subsequently rescued after a gruelling daylong mission, and were being brought to Srinagar on Monday, despite persistent poor weather conditions, for specialist medical care.

    "Unfortunately, all the bravehearts have succumbed to their injuries," a statement said.

    No helicopter sorties could take place on Saturday and Sunday to either Gurez or Machil sectors due to foggy weather and continuing snowfall there.

    The mortal remains of 14 soldiers who were killed in an avalanche in Gurez but could not be evacuated earlier because of the weather, were also brought to Srinagar on Monday in Indian Air Force helicopters.

    Thesse soldiers were killed after two avalanches hit a military post and a patrol team along the Line of Control (LoC) in last few days.

    Separate avalanches buried a military post and swept away a patrol on Wednesday night in Gurez, burying a total of 21 soldiers, out of which seven soldiers were rescued.

    Earlier, an army major was also killed in an avalanche in Ganderbal district.

    Kashmir has seen heavy snow this week and authorities had warned of the "high danger" of avalanches. Power and communication lines are also down in some areas.

    Officials evacuated dozens of residents from high-risk areas after authorities issued an avalanche warning in many parts of the region.
     

    January 30, 2017
  • Five soldiers trapped under snow in Kashmir

    Five soldiers trapped under snow in Kashmir

    Five soldiers were trapped after their snow tracks caved on Saturday near the Line of Control in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. The incident comes just days after two avalanches hit a military post and a patrol along the Line of Control, killing 15. Police sources said five soldiers of 56 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) were trapped …

    January 28, 2017
  • UP soldiers killed in avalanche being brought home

    UP soldiers killed in avalanche being brought home

    Bodies of three soldiers from Uttar Pradesh, who were killed in an avalanche in the Kashmir Valley, are scheduled to arrive home later on Saturday, officials said. The three soldiers – Ajit Singh, Vijay Shukla and Azad Singh Yadav who hailed from Azamgarh, Pratapgarh and Farukkhabad districts, were killed in the avalanche in Gurez sector of …

    January 28, 2017
  • Avalanche warning issued for Kashmir Valley, Ladakh

    Avalanche warning issued for Kashmir Valley, Ladakh

    The minimum temperature here on Saturday rose above freezing point as the authorities sounded an avalanche warning for higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region. Divisional administration issued the high avalanche warnings for hilly areas in Baramulla, Kupwara, Kulgam, Ganderbal, Shopian, Anantnag, Leh and Kargil districts, advising people living there not to venture …

    January 28, 2017
  • Fresh avalanches in J-K, toll crosses 20

    Fresh avalanches in J-K, toll crosses 20

    Several avalanches and landslides hit the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway on Friday even as the death toll in the series of snow slides that have hit Jammu and Kashmir crossed 20 with the recovery of the bodies of four soldiers. The fresh avalanche in Banihal disrupted the work of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) that is …

    January 27, 2017
  • Kashmir avalanches: Four bodies recovered, death toll rises to 14

    Kashmir avalanches: Four bodies recovered, death toll rises to 14

    Bodies of four missing soldiers were recovered from Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir that was hit by avalanches on Wednesday and Thursday taking the death toll to 14, police said on Friday. At least 10 soldiers were killed and four others went missing after two avalanches hit an army post and a patrol in …

    January 27, 2017
  • Ten soldiers die in Kashmir avalanche; Modi expresses grief

    Ten soldiers die in Kashmir avalanche; Modi expresses grief

    Ten soldiers were feared dead in two avalanches which hit army posts and patrols on the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district as the region witnessed heavy snowfall.  "The toll in two avalanches that hit Gurez Sector of Kashmir rises to 10,"  the Army reported. Earlier in a statement, it said that "six soldiers …

    January 26, 2017