Avalanche in Kashmir Himalayas kills 5

News Desk , Bol News

09:57:04, Saturday, January 19, 2019

An avalanche at a Himalayan mountain pass in Indian-controlled Kashmir on Friday killed  five people and left another seven missing, officials said.

The avalanche hit the Khardung La pass in the remote Ladakh region and trapped 10 people under snow, said top civil administrator Baseer Khan.

Three bodies have been recovered while rescue teams of police and army soldiers are searching for the missing, said police officer Tashi Wangial. He said the victims were laborers working in the area when the avalanche hit.

Avalanches and landslides are common in Kashmir, which is divided between India and Pakistan and claimed by both in its entirety.

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