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Avalanche Hits Afarwat Peak in Gulmarg; 1 Skier Killed, 3 Other Rescued, 1 Missing

Gulmarg, Feb 22 (WD): A tragic incident unfolded on Thursday afternoon as an avalanche struck Khilan Marg on Afarwat Peak in Gulmarg, a renowned skiing destination. According to official reports, the avalanche led to the death of one skier, while three others were successfully rescued. However, one skier remains missing amidst the aftermath of the disaster.

The authorities swiftly initiated a large-scale rescue operation following the avalanche, focusing on the area where the skiers were trapped. Despite their efforts, one individual lost their life, highlighting the dangers inherent in such extreme sports activities. Additionally, the search continues for the missing skier, underscoring the urgency of the situation.

The identities of the affected skiers, all presumed to be foreigners, have not yet been disclosed, pending further investigation and communication with relevant authorities. As the situation unfolds, more information is eagerly awaited to provide a clearer understanding of the events surrounding the avalanche at Gulmarg’s Afarwat Peak.

Updates on the rescue efforts and any developments regarding the missing skier are anticipated as the operation progresses. The incident serves as a stark reminder of the unpredictable nature of mountain environments and the importance of precautionary measures while engaging in recreational activities in such areas.

With the search for the missing individual ongoing, the community remains hopeful for a successful outcome amidst the challenging conditions posed by the avalanche. As the situation continues to evolve, continued vigilance and support from both local authorities and the broader community are essential in ensuring the safety and well-being of all involved.

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