Avalanches kill one, trap 11 under snow in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Heavy snow has caused avalanches in the Himalayan region of Kashmir that have trapped 11 people and killed one, officials said yesterday. Rescue operations were being hampered yesterday for people trapped at a fire brigade station at southern Banihal area overnight, said top police officer SP Pani. Trapped under the snow are six policemen, two firefighters and two prisoners. More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin