(G.N.S) Dt. 18
A skier from Sweden was killed and another injured on Thursday when an avalanche hit a peak at the international tourist resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
“The avalanche occurred near the second phase of the gondola service on the Affarwat peak in Gulmarg. Two skiers (both Swedes) got trapped. While skier Daniel died in the accident, Benjemen was rescued,” a police spokesperson said.
Tragedy struck Gulmarg last summer when seven people, including a family of four from Delhi, were killed in a freak accident that hit the famous gondola cable lift system in June.
Gulmarg is a skiing destination visited by thousands of tourists each winter and is equally popular during the summer season.