At least 15 people were killed in avalanches in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Among the dead were 11 Indian soldiers and four civilians. Today, the snow recovered the bodies of nine soldiers killed a day earlier, on January 25, an avalanche, said the representative of the Ministry of defence of India Colonel Rajesh Kalia. A few soldiers managed to save.
It is reported that in the last 2 days 3 avalanche came down in the Gurez area, another – in the area of Sonmarg. The search operation at the field of emergency continues. The number of missing may increase.
We will remind, this week in the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been heavy snowfall. Indian authorities warned of a high risk of avalanches in the region over the next two days. In some districts there were damaged power lines and communications.