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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Summary: Kupwara ( Jammu and Kashmir) Mar 2 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir Government announced an ex gratia of Rs four lakh each to the families of the three people who lost their lives during a snow avalanche in the Lashkote forest of Lolab.
According to preliminary reports, the snow avalanche came down on 4-5 kilometers from "Capri?
CHITRAL -- The locals have criticised the authorities for the death of an employee and his son in a snow avalanche in Matti Khor area of Lowari Pass on Saturday last as he was 'forced' by his employer to travel to his duty place in extreme weather conditions at a meager wage of Rs8,000.
Meanwhile, three Indian troops were killed in a snow avalanche in Kupwara district.
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.
Earlier in February, at least twelve people were killed as a result of a snow avalanche and flash floods in Raghistan district of Badakhshan destroying number of houses.
The latest data showed that 250 people died as a result of recent heavy snow avalanche and snowfallrelated incidents across Afghanistan over the past five days," Deputy to Natural Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Mohammad Aslam Sahyas told local media.
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.
The survivor, who has not been named, said: "Five of my friends and I were descending a mountain in an area known as Church Door Buttress when the party was swept away by a snow avalanche.
Three soldiers were also reported missing after they were hit by a snow avalanche in the northwestern district of Lower Dir.
The man, who asked not to be named, said: "Five of my friends and I were descending a mountain in Glencoe when the party was swept away by a snow avalanche.