One Person Dead as Avalanche Hits Gulmarg Again, Three Skiers Rescued

In January, another person died in an avalanche in Gulmarg. (Courtesy Fayaz)

Srinagar:

One person died and three skiers were trapped when an avalanche hit the Affarwath heights of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir. They were rescued later by the authorities.

Police sources said they were checking with  hotels in Gulmarg to see if anyone else was missing.

The man who died was a local skiing guide, said a police officer.

This is the second death this season at the famous ski resort.

On January 24, a Swiss national died and five of his associates had to be rescued when an avalanche hit the resort between Kongdoori and Afferwath.

Gulmarg is the site of winter games in Kashmir and is a major tourist attraction.