Avalanche warning issued in five Himachal districts

Avalanches may occur in Kullu, Shimla, Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur and Chamba districts till 5 pm on January 12, an SDMA official said.

Published: 11th January 2020 10:50 PM  |   Last Updated: 12th January 2020 01:32 AM   |  A+A-

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SHIMLA: Following heavy and widespread snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, the state disaster management authority (SDMA) has issued an avalanche warning for several areas.

Avalanches may occur in Kullu, Shimla, Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur and Chamba districts till 5 pm on January 12, an SDMA official said.

People have been advised to stay away from avalanche-prone areas in these districts, the official added.

There is a possibility of avalanches taking place in Banjar area, Manali-Beas Kund axis of Kullu district, Manali-Leh axis of Kullu and Lahaul-Spiti districts, Spiti-Kinnaur-Shimla areas of Lahaul-Spiti, Kinnaur and Shimla district, Udaipur-Killar-Chamba area of Lahaul-Spiti and Chamba districts, the official said.

Meanwhile, two avalanches occurred in Pooh sub-division of Kinnaur district on Wednesday and Thursday but no loss of life or property was reported, another official said.

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