78 families shifted from avalanche prone areas in Kulgam District

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By IANS on 07/02/2019.

78 families shifted from avalanche prone areas in Kulgam District

Srinagar, Feb 7:  A total of 78 families were shifted to safer places from avalanche prone areas of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Thursday, officials said.

The authorities said 60 families from Waltangoo Nar and 18 from Nageenpora Kund were taken to safer places by the police and civil administration as heavy snowfall hit the Valley on Thursday.

Following the snowfall, the provincial administration in the Valley issued an avalanche danger warning in the higher areas.

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A massive avalanche in February 2005 devastated the lives of dozens of families in Waltangoo Nar area.