On Thursday, a massive avalanche struck the mountains near the Kedarnath Temple in Uttarakhand. According to sources, there has been no reported harm or loss of life as a result of the event. A huge flow of snow can be seen tumbling down the mountains in a video clip published by news agency PTI. People nearby, including pilgrims and visitors, were taken aback by the spectacle of the snowslide created in front of their eyes.
VIDEO | A massive avalanche hit mountains around Kedarnath Temple earlier today. pic.twitter.com/QqwKxrDsOW
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) June 8, 2023
An enormous snow fall can be seen tumbling from the mountains in a video clip posted by the news agency PTI.
The spectacle of this snowslide growing in front of their eyes astounded and amazed many nearby, including pilgrims and visitors. Onlookers were intrigued by the immense enormity and strength of the snow flow, which was unfolding right in front of them.
Another Similar Incident
A tragic incident occurred in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district last week. A female pilgrim on her way back from Hemkund Sahib became stuck in an avalanche. Her body was eventually discovered beneath a glacier. Fortunately, five other pilgrims who were with her were rescued after being caught in an avalanche near Atalkoti on Sunday evening.
The victims were two families from Amritsar who had visited the Himalayan gurudwara and were descending on foot. The husband, two daughters, and another couple were successfully rescued by the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). However, they were unable to locate Kamaljit Kaur (37).
On Monday morning, the search resumed, and SDRF personnel eventually recovered Kaur’s body from beneath a glacier. The avalanche was caused by the sinking of a glacier that was 100 feet long and 25 feet wide.