Last Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Avalanches in Kashmir kill 16, including 3 Nepalese


Avalanches and flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir in last three days have claimed lives of at least 16 people and injured 30 others.

Heavy snowfall claimed lives of three Nepalese workers when their stone quarrying site caved in near Kargil, The Hindu reported.

Fatalities have been reported on both sides of the de-facto border between India and Pakistan.

Complete power breakdown has been reported in Srinagar and entire Kashmir valley as heavy snowfall damaged Jammu-Srinagar 220 kv and 440 kv transmission lines.

A “high danger avalanche” warning has been issued in many parts of the region.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 13, 2014