Sunday, January 26, 2014

Indian Kashmir Avalanche Kills Swiss Tourist

“At the first blow of His thundering sword, the mountains and all Nature will tremble in terror, for the disorders and crimes of men have pierced the vault of the heavens.Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879) 

A Swiss tourist was killed and two of his countrymen were injured in an avalanche that hit Jammu and Kashmir’s Gulmarg ski resort on Friday afternoon.The police identified the deceased as Arno Roy, 59. The injured were rescued. The avalanche hit the tourist resort, 53 km off Srinagar, between Kongdoori and Afferwath when a group of six skiers from Switzerland was enjoying the sport on the slopes. Roy was among three tourists who were trapped in the snow. Rescuers found his body. The others escaped with minor bruises, the police said. “The three people were skiing in the upper reaches of Gulmarg when the avalanche hit the area. All three were trapped, while two were rescued, Roy died before the rescue team could reach,” said Ghulam Mohammad Khawaja, district commissioner, Baramulla. Kashmir Valley, including Gulmarg, experienced heavy snowfall earlier this week. The MeT department had issued an avalanche warning two days ago for all mountainous areas of the state. On Wednesday, the police had evacuated 20 families from avalanche-prone areas in various parts of the valley Gulmarg in north Kashmir is rated among the top ski resorts in the world. A recent CNN poll placed among the top 20 globally. The resort peaks at an altitude of more than 13,000 ft and has one of the longest and highest ski slopes in Asia. After the decline of militancy in the state, Gulmarg has become one of the favourite ski destinations for the sport’s aficionados.Hindustan Times

Victim of Jesus nee MELANIE CALVAT, 
Shepherdess of La Salette
"I protest highly against a different text, which people may dare publish after my death. I protest once more against the very false statements of all those who dare say and write First that I embroidered the Secret; second, against those who state that the Queen Mother did not say to transmit the Secret to all her people." Melanie 

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