Swedish Skier, Trapped In Gulmarg Avalanche, Dies, Another Rescued

Police said two Swedish skiers got trapped under an avalanche in Affarwat peaks of Gulmarg in Baramulla district.

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Swedish Skier, Trapped In Gulmarg Avalanche, Dies, Another Rescued

Daniel Akesson was trapped in avalanche with another skier.


Jammu:  A Swedish skier was killed in an avalanche while his compatriot was rescued alive on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg ski resort.

Police said two Swedish skiers got trapped under an avalanche in Affarwat peaks of Gulmarg in Baramulla district.
 
swedish skier daniel akesson

Swedish skier who was killed in the avalanche was identified as Daniel.

"One skier. identified as Daniel from Sweden, has died while police teams successfully rescued another Swedish skier named Benjamin who was also trapped under the avalanche," police said.

Authorities had issued an avalanche warning for the area. It was not immediately known how the Swedish skiers were allowed to undertake the adventure when an avalanche warning was in force, officials said.

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