Widespread flooding and landslides hit Italy, deadly avalanche in Alto Adige

Widespread flooding and landslides hit Italy, deadly avalanche in Alto Adige

On February 28, 2024, parts of central and northern Italy were hit by heavy rains, causing widespread flooding and landslides. In Alto Adige, an avalanche in Racines di Dentro resulted in one fatality and two serious injuries. The severe weather led to the closure of roads, rail lines, and schools in affected regions, with evacuations ordered due to rising river levels and landslide risks.

Destructive avalanche hits Afghanistan, leaving at least 25 people dead

Destructive avalanche hits Afghanistan, leaving at least 25 people dead

A destructive snow avalanche mixed with rubble struck the village of Nakre in the Tatin valley, Nugram district of Nuristan Province, overnight on Sunday, February 18, 2024. The disaster resulted in at least 25 fatalities and 8 injuries, with around 20 homes destroyed or heavily damaged.

Massive avalanche hits Jammu and Kashmir’s Sonamarg

Massive avalanche hits Jammu and Kashmir’s Sonamarg

A massive avalanche struck the Jammu and Kashmir’s Sonamarg area on the Srinagar-Leh Highway on Thursday, February 8, 2024. Despite its size, no loss of life has been reported so far.

Deadly avalanche strikes Italy’s Piedmont region

Deadly avalanche strikes Italy’s Piedmont region

Heavy rainfall, snow, and strong winds have battered most of Italy over the past couple of days, culminating in a deadly snow avalanche in the Formazza Valley of the Piedmont region.

Avalanche in northern Pakistan claims 11 lives, critically injures 13

Avalanche in northern Pakistan claims 11 lives, critically injures 13

An avalanche in northern Pakistan has claimed the lives of at least 11 people, including four women and a four-year-old boy, as they were crossing a mountainous area. The incident occurred near the Shounter Pass, which connects the Gilgit-Baltistan region with Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The disaster management agency reported that 13 others, including a child, were critically injured and taken to a local hospital.

Tourists defy weather warnings, resulting in deadly avalanche in Northeast India

Tourists defy weather warnings, resulting in deadly avalanche in Northeast India

At least seven tourists have died, 20 were injured and many others were trapped after a major avalanche struck near a mountain pass in the northeast Indian state of Sikkim at 06:00 UTC on April 4, 2023. The incident occurred near the Nathu La mountain pass, a popular tourist destination on India’s border with China. This is the road that connects Gangtok to the Nathu La Pass and the nearby Changu Lake – another major tourist attraction.

Series of fatal avalanches strike Afghanistan and Tajikistan amid heavy snowfall

Series of fatal avalanches strike Afghanistan and Tajikistan amid heavy snowfall

A series of deadly avalanches caused by heavy snowfall have impacted Afghanistan and Tajikistan over the past couple of days, causing damage and leaving at least 25 people dead. The avalanches struck mountainous regions in both countries, including the Kunar and Badakhshan provinces of Afghanistan and Tajikistan’s eastern Gorno-Badakhshan region.

Avalanche buries multiple vehicles in Tibet, killing at least 28 people

Avalanche buries multiple vehicles in Tibet, killing at least 28 people

An avalanche hit southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region at 19:50 LT on January 17, 2023, burying multiple vehicles and killing at least 28 people as of January 20. The avalanche occurred on a section of road between Pai village in Mainling county and the Doxong La tunnel in Medog county, leaving people trapped in their vehicles as snow engulfed the exit of the tunnel.