Two Polish skiers killed in avalanche in Indian Kashmir, police say By Reuters


© Reuters. Safety pressure personnel carry the physique of a international skier, who was killed after an avalanche hit within the Affarwat space, within the ski resort of Gulmarg, in Kashmir area, February 1, 2023. REUTERS/Stringer


By Fayaz Bukhari

SRINAGAR (Reuters) -Two Polish skiers had been killed and 21 different folks rescued in Indian Kashmir on Wednesday after an avalanche swept by way of the favored ski resort of Gulmarg, police stated.

The snowboarding group was made up of Russian and Polish nationals and two native guides, police stated.

A rescue operation was launched following the incident, Kashmir’s police chief Vijay Kumar instructed Reuters, and two our bodies had been recovered. Police later stated 21 skiers and two native guides had been accounted for.

The skiers had been hit by the avalanche within the Affarwat space of Gulmarg, Kumar stated, days after heavy snowfall within the hills of Kashmir, a disputed Himalayan area claimed in full by each India and Pakistan, although every nation solely controls elements of it.

Police recognized the 2 Polish skiers as Krzysltof, 43, and Adam Grzech, 45. Their our bodies have been moved to a hospital.

A video of the avalanche shared on social media, which Reuters couldn’t instantly confirm, confirmed a wall of snow roaring down a mountain aspect, sending skiers and different onlookers scurrying for security.

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