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  India   All India  18 Jan 2019  4 dead, 6 trapped in avalanche at Khardung La pass, search ops on

4 dead, 6 trapped in avalanche at Khardung La pass, search ops on

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Jan 18, 2019, 10:40 am IST
Updated : Jan 18, 2019, 4:10 pm IST

Rescue operations are underway and sources said some vehicles are also trapped.

On Thursday, the Met department issued an avalanche warning for nine districts of Kashmir— Anantnag, Budgam, Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil, Kulgam, Kupwara and Leh. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)
 On Thursday, the Met department issued an avalanche warning for nine districts of Kashmir— Anantnag, Budgam, Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil, Kulgam, Kupwara and Leh. (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Leh: Four bodies have been recovered, six are missing under snow after an avalanche in Ladakh’s Khardung La pass on Friday morning.

Rescue operations are underway and sources said some vehicles are also trapped.

 

Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing heavy snowfall in the past few days.

On Thursday, the MET department issued an avalanche warning for nine districts of Kashmir— Anantnag, Budgam, Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil, Kulgam, Kupwara and Leh.

Khardung La, one of the highest motorable roads, is located north of Leh connecting the Shyok and Nubra valleys.

More details are awaited.

Tags: leh, khardung la pass, rescue operations
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir