Govt will enquire how foreigner skiers were allowed in avalanche prone area: Mir


JAMMU: Minister for Disaster Management, Relief Rehabilitation & Reconstruction Javaid Mustafa Mir today made a statement in the House regarding the Avalanche incident that occurred at Gulmarg wherein one Swedish skier namely Daniel died and another namely Benjamin was seriously injured.

Mir said the injured is currently being treated at Tangmarg hospital. The body of Daniel has been retrieved and kept in Tangmarg hospital. He said the government will make arrangements for shifting the body of the deceased skier to his native place and extend all necessary treatment and support to the injured.

Responding to a point raised by MLA Mubarak Gul and MLA Altaf Ahmed Wani in the House, the Minister said that administration had already issued timely avalanche warnings and advisory for the visitors not to tread into avalanche prone areas.

He said the Government will enquire into the lapses and circumstances under which the authorities allowed them to the avalanche prone area despite advance warning.

The Minister expressed grief and sorrow over the tragic death of the Swedish skier and extended heartfelt condolences to his family on behalf of the State Government.


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