February 18, 2024
Massive Avalanche Hits Sonamarg Area on Srinagar-Leh Highway
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Massive Avalanche Hits Sonamarg Area on Srinagar-Leh Highway

Massive Avalanche Hits Sonamarg Area on Srinagar-Leh Highway

Massive Avalanche Hits Sonamarg Area on Srinagar-Leh Highway

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A significant avalanche struck the Sonamarg area on the Srinagar-Leh Highway, near the workshop for Zojila tunnel construction in Sonamarg. Fortunately, no loss of life or damage has been reported. The incident occurred amid heavy snowfall in the first week of February. Authorities have issued an avalanche warning for higher reaches of the Kashmir valley, urging people to avoid venturing into avalanche-prone zones for the next 24 hours.

No Casualties Reported Amid Avalanche Near Zojila Tunnel Construction Site

Despite the avalanche occurring in the vicinity of the Zojila tunnel construction site in Sonamarg, there have been no casualties or damage reported. The timely incident management and lack of adverse consequences showcase the preparedness and resilience in dealing with natural disasters in the region.

Avalanche Warning Issued Following Heavy Snowfall in Kashmir Valley

In the wake of heavy snowfall, authorities have issued an avalanche warning for the higher reaches of the Kashmir valley. The cautionary measure aims to ensure the safety of residents and travelers by advising them to refrain from venturing into areas prone to avalanches for the next 24 hours. This proactive approach aligns with the commitment to safeguarding lives and minimizing risks associated with natural disasters.

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