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Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jan 23: Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan issued fresh avalanche warning for nine avalanche-prone districts of Kashmir division on Wednesday.

The warning has been issued for the avalanche-prone areas of district Anantnag, Kulgam, Budgam, Baramulla, Kupwara, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Kargil and Leh of J&K state.

As per an official hand-out, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir asked the Deputy Commissioners of all these districts to advise the people living in avalanche-prone areas not to venture out to avoid the loss of lives.

The Div Com also directed the concerned DCs to take all the precautionary measures and to keep the SDRF, police and paramedical staff with ambulances in readiness to avert any untoward incident.

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