North India continues to shiver, avalanches kill 5 in HP
Cold wave conditions persisted in North India on Sunday, where temperature remained variably below normal in most parts of the region.
In Himachal, five persons were killed in two avalanches in tribal Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh even as it remained cut off for fifth day due to heavy snowfall in past few days.
Three persons died in an avalanche in Kinnaur district on Sunday night, while two were killed when a snow laden tree fell on their house after being uprooted in another avalanche, official sources said.
Seven persons were also injured in the avalanches, following which the district administration issued an advisory asking people to stay indoors in wake of a fresh avalanche threat looming large in high reaches.
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