Fresh avalanche warning in Kashmir due to snowfall

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Srinagar, Jan 5:  In view of the heavy to very heavy snowfall since Friday afternoon, the authorities has issued a fresh avalanche warning in the Kashmir valley and Ladakh region during the next 24 hours.
Meanwhile, control rooms have been established at all district and tehsil headquarters in the valley, including Srinagar, where people can contact for during emergency.
An official spokesman said here that Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, has issued an avalanche warning last evening for nine districts of Kashmir division in view of the inclement weather and snowfall.
The warning has been issued for the avalanche-prone areas in district Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal in Kashmir and Kargil and Leh in Ladadkh region.
He has asked the Deputy Commissioners of all these districts to advise the people living in avalanche prone areas not to venture out during the snowfall.
Besides, they have been directed to take all the precautionary measures and to keep the SDRF, Police and Para-medical staff with ambulances in readiness to deal with any untoward incident.
Meanwhile, people living in avalanche prone areas in the valley and Ladakh region were directed to remain indoor and avoid venturing out. However, in case of any emergency, he said, necessary precautions should be taken.

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