Srinagar: Some skiers were trapped in the famous resort of Gulmarg after an avalanche hit the Afarwat peak in the region. Two tourists from Poland died in an avalanche at the ski resort of Gulmarg, eight Russians were injured.
Police along with other agencies have launched a rescue operation.
Heavy and uninterrupted snowfall this winter at Gulmarg, a popular tourist destination 56 kilometres from Srinagar and situated at the foothills of the majestic Pir Panjal range, has drawn tourists by the droves from across the country and overseas.
In addition to being a tourist hotspot, Gulmarg is a popular haunt for adventure-seekers as it is also known for winter sports.
Skiers and other winter sports enthusiasts in the area are delighted with the snowfall this winter and they have become a common sight, skiing in the icy valleys of Gulmarg.