Breaking: Strong, dangerous avalanche in 24 hours

New Delhi:A high as well as medium danger avalanche warning was issued on Monday for some avalanche-prone areas of Jammu-Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) issued the warning that would be valid for the next 24 hours starting at 5 PM Monday.

"High danger avalanche warning exists for avalanche-prone slopes of Kargil district. Medium danger avalanche warning exists for avalanche-prone slopes of Kupwara and Bandipora districts of Jammu and Kashmir," a SASE advisory said here.

Similarly, medium danger avalanche warning exists for slopes of Lahul-Spiti district in Himachal Pradesh, it said.

"People are advised not to move in avalanche-prone areas," it added.

The SASE said among other places which had received fresh snowfall until this morning, included Haddan Taj (8 cm), Drass (9 cm), Kanzalwan (5 cm) in J&K.

PTI