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Avalanche kills a Russian skier while 5 others are rescued at a resort in Indian-held Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — An avalanche that hit a popular Himalayan ski resort in Indian-controlled Kashmir has killed a Russian skier while five others were rescued. The officials said that at least six Russian skiers and their local guide were hit by the avalanche and buried in snow high in the mountains of the tourist town of Gulmarg. Rescuers pulled six survivors from the snow. Officials did not immediately identify the dead Russian skier. Gulmarg is in the western Himalayas and has one of Asia’s largest ski terrains. Avalanches are common in Kashmir.

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