Avalanche warning issued for next 48 hours in Kupwara, Baramulla
A military helicopter carrying Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari and Army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani, and other officials fly over the site of an avalanche over Gayari camp near the Siachen glacier April 18, 2012. After touring the site of an avalanche that buried 129 Pakistani soldiers near the border with rival India, the country's army chief made a rare call on Wednesday for the demilitarisation of the world's highest battlefield. General Ashfaq Kayani was speaking 11 days after a Pakistani army battalion headquarters near the Siachen Glacier in the disputed Kashmir region was engulfed by up to 80 feet (25 meters) of snow. Eleven civilians were also trapped. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS DISASTER TRANSPORT MILITARY)
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir)[India]: An avalanche warning has been issued by Snow and Avalanche Study EST(SASE) for next 48 hours with medium danger existing for prone slopes above 2600 meter altitude in Kupwara and Baramula districts in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Medium danger avalanche warning exists for avalanche prone slopes above 2600 meter altitude in Kupwara and Baramula districts,” said in a statement.
People have been advised not to venture in avalanche prone areas during above mentioned period. (ANI)