Snow avalanche hits Baltal in Ganderbal, no loss reported

Area has been closed as a precautionary measure and residents advised to stay indoors
Avalanche in Baltal
Avalanche in Baltal

Ganderbal, Jan 12: An avalanche has hit the Baltal area of central Kashmir's Ganderbal district, however, no loss of life or damage has been reported in the incident. 

Quoting an official, news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reported that the local authorities have been alerted and are currently assessing the situation. 

He said the area has been closed for the time being as a precautionary measure and the residents have been advised to stay indoors and not to venture out unnecessarily.

The official said the authorities have also set up emergency helplines for people who may require assistance. 

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