Performance of different high altitude plant species was observed in avalanches affected area at the top of Jawahar Tunnel (3200 m amsl) situated on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway near Banihal, J & K.

After a fresh snowfall in the high altitude areas, the authorities today issued an avalanche warning for higher reaches in Kargil district.

An avalanche struck a remote mountainous area of northern Afghanistan two weeks ago, killing 35 people and burying homes beneath the snow, a provincial official said on Tuesday.

Three persons were buried alive under an avalanche and three others were injured at Hudan Bhatori, a remote tribal village in Pangi valley of the district, Resident Commissioner (RC) of Pangi Gopal Chand said today.

NEW DELHI: Even as the Army is still recovering from the loss of 17 soldiers in an avalanche near Gulmarg on Monday, three more jawans were

"The three soldiers were killed in two avalanches, one near the base camp and the other at the southern part of the glacier on Monday morning,'' said an officer.

Two days after an avalanche hit Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, killing 17 Army personnel at a military base there, three Army jawans were killed on Wednesday in a series of avalanches in Siachen Glacier in the northern part of the state.

KABUL: Helicopters ferried rescuers to and bodies away from the site of a massive avalanches that blocked an important mountain pass north of Kabul as the death toll soared on Wednesday to 166, said officials. Hundreds more remained trapped in snowbound cars.

Massive avalanches roaring down a mountain pass north of Kabul may have killed more than 60 people on Tuesday, Afghan officials said, as rescuers evacuated about 400 injured victims. Search-and-rescue teams recovered the bodies of 24 people but said they fear 40 others may have also died, interior minister Hanif Atmar said. About 2,500 people were rescued from their snow-blocked vehicles.


Two Army soldiers, a BSF trooper and a civilian have been killed and 25 persons injured in fresh avalanches and other weather-related incidents across the Kashmir Valley, officials here said on Tuesday.
Twenty-five cattle also perished, they added.

Kabul: Officials on Tuesday said that Afghan avalanches on a mountain pass north of Kabul may have killed up to 70 people as rescuers evacuated more than 400 injured.