J-K: Four killed in avalanche in Srinagar

| Updated: Jan 26, 2017 10:46 IST

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Jan. 26 (ANI): Four members of a family were killed in avalanche in northern Jammu and Kashmir state. The four persons were killed as their house was buried after an avalanche struck Badoogam village of Gurez sector near Line of Control in Kashmir. "Four people of one family died in Badoogam village of Tulail area due to an avalanche. Avalanche warning was already issued everywhere but due to bad luck avalanche struck and they came under this tragedy," said Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Bashir Ahmed. According to media reports, an army personnel also died after an avalanche hit an army camp at Sonamarg in Ganderbal district. Meanwhile, an avalanche also struck Ladakh region, cutting off phone lines and internet services. Authorities in Kashmir had issued avalanche warning post snowfall on Tuesday and asked people to stay away from the mountains and foothills. Kashmir is currently going through its 40-day period of harshest winter. Temperatures dip to sub-zero levels during this time and the blanket of thick snow covers the state. (ANI)