Deadly Slide Kills 17 At Kashmir Resort

17 members of the Kashmir Army’s High Altitude Warfare School (HAWS) were buried alive and killed Tuesday Feb. 9th following a massive slide at the Gulmarg Ski Resort. Following a week of storms that dropped 6 feet of snow across the area, the HAWS members were conducting training exercises when a huge slide released, burying 43 members of the group. 26 men were rescued, while 17 perished beneath the deep snow. No tourists or civilians were reported to be involved, even though the slide took place in a commonly skied area.

For more information and photos check out Gulmarg’s Director of Snow Safety Brian Nueman’s website: