Seven tourists killed in Gulmarg mishap

The deceased have been identified as Mukhtar Ahmed (local guide), Jayant Andraskar (Deceased), Manshea Andraskar (Wife of the deceased) and their two daughters Janhvi and Anagha.

At least five people have been killed in a cable auto accident in Indian-controlled Kashmir Sunday, a senior police official said. In the booth there was a family from Delhi, consisting of four people, including two children, and a local guide.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir government has ordered a high-level inquiry into the cable vehicle incident. This is the first time that disaster struck the Gulmarg cable vehicle service, which started operating in 1998.

The Chief Minister has also conveyed her grief and condolence to the families of the three local youth who were also killed in the same accident.

In India at a ski resort in the fall of the cab on the cable vehicle killed at least seven tourists.

According to reports, the tree fell due to high winds and is the first such incident on the Gulmarg cable auto service which began in 1998. The family hailed from Nagpur but had come to Delhi as Jayant was working in a Delhi government department, he said. He said the tree was uprooted due to strong winds.

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The two-stage Gulmarg cable vehicle lift ferries people to a height of 13,780 ft above the sea level.

Authorities have restored the cable and rescued around 100 people who were stranded in the cable cars, Hussain said.

Mehbooba announced ex gratia relief of Rs. five lakh in favor of next of kin of the killed.

He wrote: "What bad news!"

"...It begs the question as to why the cable vehicle operations weren't suspended in high winds". "That's a laid down SOP (standard operating procedure)", he said.

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