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2 foreign tourists dead, 21 rescued after avalanche hits Afarwat Peak in Gulmarg

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SDPO Tangmarg says deceased were from Poland, ‘Rescue operation called off at Afarwat’

Baramulla, Feb 01: Two foreign tourists died while 21 others were rescued after a massive snow avalanche hit Afarwat peak at famous ski-resort in Gulmarg in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Wednesday.

Sub-divisional officer Tangmarg, Javid Ahmad told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO), that an avalanche struck near Afarwat Peak this afternoon.

He said following the incident a rescue operation was launched, during which two bodies of a foreign tourists were recovered.

He also said 21 others, who were trapped there, have been rescued, while operation has been closed.

SDPO said the tourists were from Poland and further medical and legal formalities were being conducted—(KNO)

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