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ITBP personnel carry out a rescue operation to retrieve the mortal remains of eight mountaineers, who were killed last month in an avalanche near an unscaled peak adjoining Nanda Devi East, in Pithoragath district of Uttarakhand last week.

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Rucksacks believed to be belonging to missing climbers is seen at the site of an avalanche during a search operation, in Pithoragarh.

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The body of one of the five missing climbers is seen at the site of an avalanche during a search operation, in Pithoragarh district. Bodies of five mountaineers were sighted near an unscaled peak adjoining Nanda Devi East during an air search by IAF helicopters, Pithoragarh District Magistrate V K Jogdande said.

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Rescue officials conduct operation after five jawans were trapped in snow due to avalanche, in Namgya region of Kinnaur.

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Rescue officials conduct operation after five jawans were trapped in snow due to avalanche, in Namgya region of Kinnaur.

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Snow-capped mountains are reflected on the Babdem Lake in Srinagar. Heavy snow has caused avalanches in the Himalayan region of Kashmir that have trapped 11 people and killed one, officials said.

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State Disaster Response Force discovered two more bodies from the site of the avalanche in Ladakh's Khardung La area near Leh

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The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), personnel with a dead body recovered from avalanches site at Khardungla area near Leh.

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Rescue team members near the site of an avalanche in Khardung La area near Leh.

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Rescue team members near the site of an avalanche in Khardung La area near Leh.

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Rescue team members near the site of an avalanche in Khardung La area near Leh.

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Rescue team members near the site of an avalanche in Khardung La area near Leh. Five persons were killed and five others were missing after their truck came under an avalanche in the Khardung La area of the Ladakh region, officials said.

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Rescue workers carry a victim after a 300-meter (990-foot) wide avalanche that hit the Tamok Valley, near the northern city of Tromsoe, Norway.

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Rescue workers carry a victim after a 300-meter (990-foot) wide avalanche that hit the Tamok Valley, near the northern city of Tromsoe, Norway. Norwegian police say they have located the bodies of three ski tourists that were hit by an avalanche in northern Norway on January 2, and a police spokesman said they would continue search efforts for the fourth victim weather permitting.

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Rescue workers shovel snow off the roof of the Hotel Hubertus in Balderschwang, southern Germany after a large avalanche has slammed into the hotel damaging the building but causing no injuries.

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Due to the danger of an avalanche a mountain pass road is closed in Obermaiselstein, Germany.

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Worked walk over a street near the Hotel Saentis on the Schwaegalp, Switzerland after an avalanche.

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A man works on the destruction inside the Hotel Saentis on the Schwaegalp, Switzerland, after an avalanche hit the hotel a day before.

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Snow is piled up outside the Hotel Saentis on the Schwaegalp, Switzerland after an avalanche.

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Snow is piled up outside the Hotel Saentis in Schwaegalp, Switzerland after an avalanche.

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Snow enters the inside of the Hotel Saentis on the Schwaegalp, Switzerland after an avalanche. .

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People clear snow from inside the Hotel Saentis in Schwaegalp, Switzerland after an avalanche.

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Snow is piled up outside the Hotel Saentis in Schwaegalp, Switzerland after an avalanche.

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People clear snow from inside the Hotel Saentis in Schwaegalp, Switzerland after an avalanche. Police said three people were slightly hurt when the avalanche hit the hotel at Schwaegalp.

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An avalanche hit Gurtnellen, Switzerland in the canton of Uri and slid over a gallery on the A2 motorway.

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Snow covers the roofs of houses in Zermatt, Switzerland. Due to heavy snowfall and rain showers, Zermatt can only be reached by air. Swiss authorities have closed roads and train service into the town of Zermatt amid a heightened risk of avalanches, stranding some 13,000 tourists in the town.

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A man removes snow from his car at the Sestriere skiing resort, in the Italian Alps.

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Rescuers walks through snow along the stairs of an apartment building at the Sestriere skiing resort, in the Italian Alps.

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Rescuers remove snow from an apartment at the Sestriere skiing resort, in the Italian Alps. Italy is warning of extreme avalanche danger in its northwest Alpine regions, while an avalanche has hit an apartment building in Sestriere causing no injuries but its evacuation, and high snow and other avalanches blocked roads and isolated villages in the Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta regions.

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An avalanche sits on the railway track on the way between Taesch and Zermatt, in Zermatt, Switzerland.

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An avalanche crosses the road and railway on the way towards Zermatt in St. Niklaus, Switzerland. Due to heavy snowfall and rain showers, Zermatt can only be reached by air. Swiss authorities have closed ski slopes, hiking trails, cable cars, roads and train service into the town of Zermatt amid a heightened risk of avalanches, stranding some 13,000 tourists in the town.

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Pakistani volunteers and army soldiers carry a body of a villager killed in an avalanche in Upper Chitral, in Pakistan. A Pakistani security official says at least 13 people have been killed in an avalanche that buried five homes following heavy snowfall in the country's north.

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Army jawans paying homage at the coffins of their colleagues killed in the recent avalanches in Gurez Sector, after they were flown to AFS Palam in New Delhi from J & K.

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Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat consoles the family members of Major Amit Sagar at a wreath laying ceremony for him, in New Delhi. Maj Sagar lost his life in an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir’s Gurez sector

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Army soldiers clear snow from their stranded vehicles near a base camp in Gulmarg, about 55 kilometres (34 miles) northwest of Srinagar. The death toll from two avalanches that struck the Himalayan region of Kashmir has risen to more than a dozen as the bodies of four more soldiers were recovered, the army said.

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People remove snow from the roof of a house in Gulmarg, about 55 kilometres (34 miles) northwest of Srinagar. Authorities in Kashmir have issued avalanche warnings for many parts of the region, as the heavy snowfall has cut off roads, disrupted power and communication lines, and forced the evacuation of hundreds of residents.

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Army soldiers at rescue work in Gurez sector where an incident of severe avalanche took place on Wednesday.

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A view of the site of severe avalanche that took place in Gurez sector of J & K on Wednesday.

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A view of the site of severe avalanche that took place in Gurez sector of J & K on Wednesday.

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