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Swedish skier killed in avalanche in Indian Kashmir

File photo of a cable car in Gulmarg. Photo: AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool

Published: 18.Jan.2018 15:32 hrs

Indian police said a Swedish tourist in his mid-20s died on Thursday after an avalanche tore through a Himalayan resort.

The victim was skiing with a fellow Swede in Gulmarg, a hill resort in Indian-administered Kashmir frequented by families and winter adventurers alike, when the avalanche barrelled down the slopes on Thursday.

Rescuers found one of them alive and "safe" in the snow but his fellow skier was killed in the deluge, said local police superintendent Imtiyaz Hussain.

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