One dead as heavy snowfall lashes Tawang

[ Nellie N Manpoong ]
ITANAGAR, Mar 19: A Bulgarian national, identified as Maria Dimitrova (25 years) was killed after she was hit by an avalanche while trekking in the hills of RA3, near Sela Pass on Saturday.
Speaking to this daily, Tawang SP, Manoj Kumar Meena informed that Dimitrova was reportedly thrown some 100 metres down the cliff following the avalanche, which caused her death. She was trekking the hills with a New Zealand national Tom Hanchet (27 years), who survived the fall and escaped with minor injuries.
The SP informed that he is looking into the case and Hanchet is making efforts to contact Dimitrova’s family.
Meanwhile, the heavy snowfall in Tawang district has been causing several other hindrances. The heavy snowfall for the past few days has disrupted vehicular movement and on Saturday, several vehicles were stranded near Sela Pass. The Indian Army reportedly aided in safe evacuation of at least 127 passengers on the day.

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