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India: Snow Avalanche: 2008/02/09 Country Information on DRR

Period 2008/02/09
Country or District India
Event Type Snow Avalanche
Outline Twenty people were killed by avalanches and 15 others were missing in Indian Kashmir as the heaviest snowfall in recent years brought the Himalayan region to a standstill, officials said on Saturday.
Human Impact Physical Impact Others

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Report/Articles 2008/02/10
Six family members were buried alive after an avalanche crashed into their house in a remote village in Indian-administered Kashmir, officials said Friday.

Reuters AlerNet 2007/02/09
More than 300 people have been rescued from avalanche-hit areas, while many villages remained inaccessible, police said.