snow avalanche

snow avalanche

[′snō ‚av·ə‚lanch]
(hydrology)
An avalanche of relatively pure snow; some rock and earth material may also be carried downward. Also known as snowslide.
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The tragedy struck when a snow avalanche hit the jeep near Sardari area of Taobat, Neelum valley, and forced it down 700 feet.
He said it seemed that a snow avalanche had hit climbers at the height of 5,200 meters.
Summary: Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Mar 14 (ANI): The bodies of two more jawans who went missing after a snow avalanche in Namgya Dogri, was retrieved on Thursday.
Local residents along with security personnel search for the missing policemen after a snow avalanche hit a police post at the Jawahar Tunnel in Kulgam district, some 90km from Srinagar, yesterday.
He said that the missing persons were under the three feet heavy snow avalanche spread over about two kilo miters square feet.
Later during the day, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major-General Asif Ghafoor tweeted, "Pakistan Army pilots in a daring mission rescued three foreign mountaineers stuck in snow avalanche at above 19,000 feet on Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza."
Later during the day, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major-General Asif Ghafoor tweeted, Pakistan Army pilots in a daring mission rescued three foreign mountaineers stuck in snow avalanche at above 19,000 feet on Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza." Bruce Normand and Timothy Miller from UK successfully rescued alive while Christian Huber from Austria had succumbed to avalanche," DG ISPR confirmed.
Islamabad -- Pakistan Army pilots have successfully rescued the two foreign mountaineers who were stuck in a snow avalanche at above 19,000 feet high Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza Valley of Gilgit Baltistan, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Sunday.
Later during the day, Director General Inter Services Public Relations (DG ISPR) Major-General Asif Ghafoor tweeted, 'Pakistan Army pilots in a daring mission rescued three foreign mountaineers stuck in snow avalanche at above 19,000 feet on Ultar Sar Peak near Hunza.'
In addition, in the avalanche prone villages, weather monitoring posts were installed in 17 vulnerable locations for snow avalanche in 7 remote valleys covering 56 villages of Gilgit-Baltistan and 19 WMPs installed in Chitral region covering almost 103 villages in 8 remote valleys.
Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of 13 sherpa guides and plucked another nine to safety since an ice and snow avalanche smashed into their expedition on Friday morning on the world's highest peak.
A glacial lake outburst flood, or GLOF, occurs when a dam, either natural or manmade, containing a glacial lake fails as a result of erosion, a massive snow avalanche or other causes.