AVALANCHE

  • Nepal: Earthquake triggers Mount Everest avalanche, eighteen people killed 11 hours 32 minutes ago

    Kathmandu: A major earthquake in Nepal on Saturday unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least eighteen people and raising fears for other climbers on the world's highest peak, a tourism ministry official said. The avalanche buried part of the base camp for climbers bound for Everest, according to Gyanendra...
  • Nepal earthquake triggers Everest avalanche, climbers at risk 13 hours 20 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, climbers said, raising fears for those on the world's highest peak a year after another avalanche caused the deadliest incident on the mountain. Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that there had been a "huge...
  • J&K: Two soldiers dead, 2 others injured in Ladakh avalanche April 4, 2015

    Ladakh: Two soldiers died and two others have been injured after getting trapped in an avalanche in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. Avalanche hit an Army vehicle at remote Changla village in Leh district yesterday, trapping five soldiers travelling in it, spokesman of Army's northern command Col SD Goswami...
  • Cartoon of the day: Indian Army turns saviour for J&K floods victims March 30, 2015

    Less than a year after Jammu and Kashmir faced its worst floods ever, the valley is bracing to battle yet another flood. Heavy rainfall has caused the water level in the Jhelum river to rise above the danger mark forcing the state government to issue a flood alert in the...
  • Flood declared in J&K, 21 missing as house collapses in landslide in Charar-e-Sharief area March 30, 2015

    Srinagar: Even before Jammu and Kashmir could recover from the massive floods that occurred in September 2014, the state is battling yet another deluge with the government declaring flood in the state. Adding to the devastation, twenty one people are missing after a house collapsed in a landslide in the...
  • Flood alert in Kashmir as Jhelum crosses danger mark, hundreds evacuated from low lying areas March 30, 2015

    Srinagar: Less than a year after Jammu and Kashmir faced its worst floods ever, the Valley is bracing to battle yet another deluge. Heavy rainfall has caused Jhelum river to rise above the danger mark forcing the state government to issue a flood alert in the region. A government spokesman quoted...
  • Nepal extends permits to over 300 climbers for Mount Everest March 20, 2015

    Kathmandu: Nepal has allowed more than 300 mountaineers to climb Mount Everest after they had to abandon their expeditions last year when 16 Sherpa mountain guides were killed in an avalanche on the world's highest mountain. The government will extend last year's permits without charging new fees, said the head of...
  • Eight soldiers of Kumaon Scouts trapped in avalanche near Pithoragarh, three dead March 3, 2015

    New Delhi: Three soldiers of Kumaon Scouts died after getting trapped in an avalanche in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand. According to sources, eight soldiers were trapped in the avalanche of whom three are dead. The incident occurred near Sialak border outpost, the sources said. No further details were available till reports last came in....
  • India offers help to avalanche-hit Afghanistan March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has written to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani offering help in relief and rescue operations following a series of avalanches in the mountainous country, officials said on Sunday. Ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin tweeted that Modi wrote to Ghani saying India is "deeply saddened...
  • Toll rises to over 120 in Afghanistan avalanches February 26, 2015

    Kabul: The toll has risen to more than 120 while several others were still missing in avalanches that struck villages in eastern Afghan province of Panjshir overnight on Tuesday and early on Wednesday, police said. "The latest figures showed that 120 people died and two dozen of others wounded as a...
  • 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...