Avalanche hits ski resort Gulmarg: An avalanche hit the Tourist resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Thursday, police said. A foreign tourist was killed while another was reported missing but later was traced. An official said that a Swedish tourist, identified as Daniel, was killed while another was traced later identified as Benjeman.“Two tourists came under the avalanche and one of them was so far evacuated to nearby hospital by the rescuers where he was declared brought dead,” he said. Earlier, the Additional Commissioner Kashmir, had issued an avalanche warning for areas of Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts of Kashmir division.The warning was valid from 1700 hrs January 17, to 1700 hrs January 18. While all concerned Deputy Commissioners had been asked to take all precautionary measures to avert any untoward incident, the general public had been appealed not to venture in the said areas during the period.
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