Government issues avalanche alert in Kashmir

Government issues avalanche alert in Kashmir
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Srinagar:  In view of the inclement weather and snow prediction, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, on Friday issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche prone districts of Kashmir.
The warning has been issued for the avalanche prone areas in district Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh, an official handout said.

It said, Khan has directed the Deputy Commissioners of all these districts to advise the people living in avalanche prone areas not to venture out to avoid loss of lives.
“They have been directed to take all the precautionary measures and to keep the SDRF, Police and Para-medical staff with ambulances in readiness to avert any untoward incident,” it added.