Fresh avalanche warning in J&K, Ladakh

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SRINAGAR: A fresh avalanche warning has been issued on Wednesday evening for higher reaches in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Director, Disaster Management – Government of Jammu and Kashmir Aamir Ali said that Disaster Management Authority has issued a high danger (orange alert) avalanche warning for higher reaches of Bandipora Districtparticularly border town of Gurez Tehsil.

He said Medium Danger (Yellow Alert) Avalanche warning for higher reaches of Poonch, Kishtwar, Kupwara, Ganderbal and Kargil Districts and Low-Level Avalanche warning for upper reaches of Ramban, Anantnag, Kulgam, Baramulla and Leh.

Er Ali said the people living in these areas have been cautioned not to venture in the Avalanche prone areas for the next 24 hours.

However, in case of any emergency people should take extra precautions to move out, he said. (AGENCIES)