Kashmir Avalanches Kill Family of Four and Soldier

Srinagar, Kashmir, Separate avalanches in India-administered Kashmir have killed a family of four and a soldier, with others still missing, officials said.

Several soldiers were buried when an avalanche hit an Indian Army camp in Ganderbal district on Wednesday, army spokesman said.

The body of one soldier had been found, while rescue teams are searching for four others still missing, he said.

In Bandipora district, four civilians were killed when their family home was destroyed, local administration official said.

There has been heavy snowfall in the Kashmir valley since Tuesday and the local administration has issued avalanche warnings.

Source: Qatar News Agency