Swedish skier killed in Gulmarg avalanche, another missing

A Swedish skier was Thursday killed due to an avalanche in ski-resort Gulmarg while another is missing, police said.

Two skiers got trapped during an avalanche near second phase Gandola on Affarwat Peak in Gulmarg, a police spokesman said.

One of them, Daniel from Sweden, has died while efforts are on to trace the other missing skier, the spokesman said.

Authorities had on Wednesday issued avalanche warning for seven districts of Kashmir.

“Avalanche warning has been issued for avalanche-prone areas in Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Anantnag and Budgam districts.

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