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Russian skier dies in avalanche at Gulmarg

Four skiers of group rescued: Police


 Srinagar, Feb 16 (KNS): A foreign skier died on Friday while four others were rescued after an avalanche struck the world famous ski-resort, Gulmarg in north Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said.
Police said that a Russian skier was killed while four others accompanying him were rescued after he came under an avalanche.
The divisional administration on Thursday had issued avalanche warning, directing the Deputy Commissioner’s (DC) to advise people not to venture out in avalanche prone areas.
As per a communication of Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, there is a danger of avalanches from February 15 to February 16 in avalanche prone areas of Bandipora, Baramulla, Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Kupwara, Ganderbal, Leh and Kargil districts of Kashmir Division.
After the Russian skier came under an avalanche, police reached the spot and rescued the group of skiers.
“One Russian skier has come under avalanche in Gulmarg and died on spot. 04 more skiers of the group rescued,” Jammu and Kashmir Police tweeted. (KNS)