Snow avalanche hits Nasu Onsen ski resort, Japan

Snow avalanche hits Nasu Onsen ski resort, Japan

At least 8 high school students have died, more than 30 were injured and several are missing after a massive snow avalanche hit a ski slope in a popular Nasu Onsen ski resort in Tochigi Prefecture early Monday morning, March 27, 2017. A fire department official…

Deadly avalanche hits French Alpine resort of Tignes

Deadly avalanche hits French Alpine resort of Tignes

At least four people have died and five are missing after an avalanche hit popular French Alpine resort of Tignes early February 13, 2017. The avalanche, the worst to hit the Alps this season, was 400 m (1 300 feet) wide. It occurred at 09:35 UTC (10:35 local time)…

Snowstorm claims over 140 lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan

Snowstorm claims over 140 lives in Afghanistan and Pakistan

More than 140 people have lost their lives in mountainous regions of Afghanistan and neighboring Pakistan over the past couple of days after unprecedented snow in last 10 years covered much of the region. Most of the people died in avalanches and officials warn more…

Severe snowstorms hit Iran, at least 9 killed in avalanches

Severe snowstorms hit Iran, at least 9 killed in avalanches

A raging blizzard affecting much of Iran over the past couple of days has claimed lives of at least 9 people by February 1. Fatal avalanches started on Sunday, January 26, 2017. According to Tehran Times, snowstorms are affecting 24 Iranian provinces since January…

Avalanches in Kashmir claim at least 22 lives

Avalanches in Kashmir claim at least 22 lives

Following days of heavy snow in one of the most severe winters the state has seen in recent decades, a series of avalanches have killed at least 22 people in Indian-administered Kashmir, including 15 soldiers. State authorities have issued a high danger avalanche…

Avalanche buries a house in Gurez, kills 4, Kashmir

Avalanche buries a house in Gurez, kills 4, Kashmir

An avalanche buried a house in Badugam village in Gurez sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir on January 25, 2017, killing four members of a family. A police official said that the avalanche struck Badugam village in Tulail area of Gurez in the wee hours of…

29 dead after massive avalanche hits Rigopiano hotel, Italy

29 dead after massive avalanche hits Rigopiano hotel, Italy

Up to 30 people are missing after a massive avalanche buried Rigopiano hotel in the town of Farindola at the base of the Gran Sasso mountain range in Italy's Abruzzo region around 17:30 local time on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Central Italy was under a severe…

Two mysterious avalanches reported in Tibet

Two mysterious avalanches reported in Tibet

A massive avalanche of unknown cause was reported in the Aru Range of Tibet in July 2016. The avalanche sent glacial ice and rock tumbling down the valley, and nine people got killed on the occasion. A second such avalanche happened again in September, only a few…

Two overnight avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Two overnight avalanches in Jammu and Kashmir, India

Indian army officials say two avalanches in snowbound regions of Indian-controlled Kashmir have killed at least three soldiers at 04:05 UTC on Thursday, February 23, 2012. Several more are feared trapped in a military camp that was partially buried under snow. Col….

Snowslide avalanche in Canada

Snowslide avalanche in Canada

Heavy winter storms have cloaked western Canada’s mountains with a deep blanket of snow. The last two weeks have brought more than their fair share of new snow along the Selkirk Mountains of eastern British Columbia. Deep snow on the slopes implies the danger of