AVALANCHE

  • Death toll in Nepal's worst trekking disaster reaches 43 October 21, 2014

    Kathmandu: Rescuers on Tuesday pulled out three bodies of Nepali citizens killed in last week's freak blizzards and avalanches, taking the toll in the Himalayan nation's worst trekking disaster to 43. The blizzards struck the Annapurna Circuit, a trail popular among Western hikers who walk around Mount Annapurna, the 10th highest...
  • It was a frightening and an awful experience, says Nepal avalanche survivor October 17, 2014

    30 people, including three Indians were killed in an avalanche in Nepal. "It was frightening and an awful experience. I was sure I was going to die, all members of my group are lost," said a survivor. ...
  • Nepal snowstorm kills 3 Indians; death toll rises to 30 October 17, 2014

    Kathmandu: At least 3 Indian trekkers were killed and 4 others rescued as the death toll in one of the worst snowstorms to hit Nepal's Himalayan mountain range reached 30 on Thursday. After the rescue work resumed, two more bodies of Indian trekkers were recovered from Narkhu village in Manang...
  • Nepal snowstorm: Death toll rises to 30, 3 Indians among those dead October 16, 2014

    Kathmandu: At least 3 Indians were killed as the death toll in one of the worst snowstorms to hit Nepal's Himalayan mountain range reached 30. After the rescue work resumed, two more bodies of Indian trekkers were recovered from Narkhu village in Manang district. One Indian was found dead in the...
  • Indian among 21 trekkers killed in Nepal avalanche after cyclone Hudhud made its way northward October 16, 2014

    Kathmandu: An Indian was among 21 trekkers killed while 85 others remained missing after being hit by one of the worst snow storms in western Nepal on Wednesday. Sixteen people - Nine Nepalese, three Polish, three Israelis and one Vietnamese -- were killed and as many as 19 others were injured...
  • Avalanche in Nepal kills 21 people, 85 still missing October 16, 2014

    Moving northwards, cyclone Hudhud has turned deadly causing heavy snowfall and an avalanche in Nepal has killed 21 people including an Indian and four Canadian trekkers. ...
  • 13th body pulled from snow in Mount Everest avalanche April 19, 2014

    Kathmandu: Search teams recovered a 13th body on Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Another three guides remained missing, and searchers...
  • Search resumes for missing guides after Mount Everest avalanche April 19, 2014

    Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed a search on Saturday for four missing guides after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. Climbers declared a four-day halt to efforts to scale the 8,848-metre (29,029-ft) summit...
  • Mount Everest avalanche kills 12 Nepalese guides; 4 missing April 19, 2014

    Katmandu: An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early on Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa guides had gone to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche...
  • 12 killed in worst-ever Everest accident April 18, 2014

    A massive avalanche on Friday struck Mount Everest killing at least 12 Nepalese Sherpa guides and injuring 10 others in the deadliest mountaineering accident on the world's highest peak. The avalanche occurred at around 6:45 am at an altitude of about 5,800 metres in an area known as the "popcorn field"...
  • Avalanche sweeps Mt Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing April 18, 2014

    Katmandu: A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal says the avalanche hit just below Mount Everest Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. on Friday. He...
  • Avalanche alert J&K, connectivity, electricity, water supply hit March 13, 2014

    Several people have been evacuated from the valley. People have lost their houses to avalanches in Kashmir. Road connectivity, electricity and water supply have been affected. There has also been water logging in many parts of the valley. Met department has predicted that the snowfall will continue. ...
  • J&K: Snow continues to create havoc, 11 people killed in avalanche March 12, 2014

    Srinagar: Eleven people have been killed due to avalanche in separate incidents in Jammu and Kashmir. While five army men lost their lives in Kargil, 3 labourers have also been killed. Two people have been killed in Kulgam district, one woman died in a roof collapse in Shopian. Authorities have...
  • Avalanche hits north Kashmir, 75 rescued March 4, 2014

    Seventy-five people were rescued in north Kashmir's Kupwara district while efforts are on to rescue another 25 after an avalanche hit a mountain pass, police said on Tuesday. A senior police officer said an avalanche hit the Sadna Pass area on Kupwara-Tangdhar road in north Kashmir on Monday. "Nearly 100 people got...
  • Watch: Giant avalanche comes crashing down through the Italian Alps February 10, 2014

    Locals in the Passira Valley in Italy fled the area when a huge avalanche came crashing down through the Italian Alps. The giant wall of snow destroyed buildings and felled trees on its way down. The video that shows the giant avalanche coming down with all its might has taken...
  • Cold wave in North India leaves tourists stranded December 23, 2013

    Northern India was fully in the grip of cold weather conditions with widespread snowfall in the hilly areas even as the winter claimed its first casualties in Jammu and Kashmir where two teenage girls lost their lives after being trapped beneath an avalanche. The traffic movement on 300km long Jammu...
  • J&K: Tremors prompt avalanche alert in Bhaderwah May 1, 2013

    Bhaderwah: An avalanche alert has been issued for people living in the BhaderwahChamba border belt after tremors shook the valley in Doda district on Wednesday. "We have alerted people living in the foothills of the Ashapati glacier and Chatergala hills in the BhaderwahChamba border belt after three tremors shook the...
  • Srinagar highway shut; avalanche warning issued February 23, 2013

    Srinagar: The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed for the second day on Saturday even as fresh snowfall across Kashmir prompted authorities to issue an avalanche warning in higher reaches of the Valley. "The Jammu-Srinagar National Highway is closed for vehicular traffic due to continuous snowfall on either side of Jawahar...
  • Snow avalanche kills one in Uttarakhand, three injured February 7, 2013

    Uttarkashi: An employee of the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment was killed and three Army jawans were injured in a snow avalanche at a forward post near the IndoChina border in the district, ITBP sources said here on February 7. The snow avalanche occurred on February 6 when a SASE team...
  • Himachal: Avalanche hits Kinnaur, 7 feared dead February 6, 2013

    Chandigarh: An avalanche hit a house in Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh and seven members of a family are feared dead. Heavy snowfall in the state triggered the avalanche. Normal life has taken a hit in Jammu and Kashmir too. The National Highway is shut for over three days now. The Met...
  • Cold wave continues in North India January 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Cold wave conditions persisted in North India on Sunday, where temperature remained variably below normal in most parts of the region. In Himachal, five persons were killed in an avalanche in Kinnaur district Saturday night, officials said, adding upper reaches of the state remained cut off for the...
  • J&K: Police team to evacuate residents of avalanche prone area January 18, 2013

    Srinagar: Authorities on Friday dispatched a police team to evacuate residents of avalanche prone area of Waltengu Nad in Kulgam district. Though the area is avalanche prone, local residents are hesitant to shift during the winter, police spokesman said. "A team of 30 Constables has been dispatched to shift and...
  • J&K: Six soldiers killed in avalanche in Siachen December 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Six Indian Army soldiers were killed and one is missing in an avalanche that struck the Siachen Glacier early on Sunday. The tragedy occurred in Subsector Hanief of the Glacier when troops were moving between posts. A rescue operation is underway to trace the missing soldier. Six men belonging to...
  • J&K: Six soldiers killed in avalanche in Siachen December 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Six Indian Army soldiers were killed and one is missing in an avalanche that struck the Siachen Glacier early on Sunday. The tragedy occurred in Subsector Hanief of the Glacier when troops were moving between posts at 19,000 feet. A rescue operation is underway to trace the missing soldier. A medium...
  • Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir Valley December 16, 2012

    Srinagar: Authorities on Sunday issued an avalanche warning for the higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley, advising them to move about with utmost caution. "Medium danger avalanche warning is issued for people living in Keran, Tangdhar, Machil, Chowkibal, Gurez, Bannihal, Uri and Gulmarg areas," Aamir Ali, head of disaster management...
  • Avalanche on Nepal peak kills at least 11 climbers September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: An avalanche swept away a climbing expedition in Nepal killing at least 11 people and more than 38 people are missing. The incident took place at Manaslu, the world's eighth highest peak. Authorities say the entire base camp was swept away. Five bodies were lifted by the use...
  • Troops buried in Siachen avalanche are martyrs: Pak May 29, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistan Army on May 29 declared all the 139 soldiers as dead who were buried alive by an avalanche at a highaltitude camp in the Siachen sector, proclaiming them as "shuhada" (martyrs). A military statement declaring them dead came days after rescuers recovered three bodies from the remote glacier where...
  • Pakistan soldier's body recovered in Siachen May 27, 2012

    Islamabad: Nearly 50 days after an avalanche slammed into a highaltitude Pakistan Army camp in the Siachen sector near Indian border, search teams have found the body of one of the 139 people who were buried under dozens of feet of snow in the world's highest battleground. The body was identified...
  • Nepal flood toll reaches 15: Reports May 6, 2012

    Kathmandu: As many as 15 people have been killed and many are still missing following an avalanche in Nepal's Annapurna range which triggered a massive flood in the Seti river Saturday, local media reports said. The flood caused massive destruction to human settlements around the area in Kaski district. With Saturday...
  • Zardari visits avalanchehit area in Siachen sector April 19, 2012

    Islamabad: Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari on Wednesday conducted an aerial survey of the area in Siachen sector where Pakistani troops are involved in a frantic search for 138 people, mostly soldiers, buried under dozens of feet of snow following an avalanche that hit an army camp 11 days ago. The...