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Avalanche hits army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Sonamarg, officer missing

An Army officer is reported missing after avalanche hit near a camp in Sonamarg area of central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, on Wednesday.

The authorities in Kashmir have issued avalanche warning for higher reaches of the Valley following fresh snowfall yesterday and advised people to stay away from the mountains and foothills.

Earlier in the day, four members of a family died as an avalanche buried their house in Gurez sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir.

The avalanche struck at Badoogam village in Tulail area of Gurez in the wee hours and buried the house of Mehraj-ud-Din Lone, a police official said.