Pakistani army helicopter rescues four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded at an altitude of around 5,300 metres in northern Ghizer district, a mountaineering worker says, even as a Pakistani climber of the team is killed.
The Ugandan Red Cross says the death toll could jump when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mountain Elgon in Bududa district.
An officer of the Indian Border Roads Organisation and a two-year old girl were among those killed in the avalanche in the region's northwestern district of Kupwara.
Local officials say recent snowfalls in the area might have caused the avalanche.
A day after a massive avalanche killed seven students and a teacher in central Japan, investigators reach the site amid questions as to why avalanche warnings were ignored.
Two others are in critical condition on Monday in central Japan after an avalanche hit a group of high school students & teachers climbing in Nasu, 160 km north of Tokyo.
The incident happened after four snowboarders died last month in Tignes in another avalanche near the resort.
Emergency services search for other survivors from a skiing party of nine that was swept away by the avalanche at Tignes ski resort.
Snowslips devastate Nuristan province where dozens are dead and missing. The death toll is expected to rise in northern areas of the country.
Six people are still missing as hopes of finding survivors fade one week after the avalanche razed Hotel Rigopiano in central Italy.
Eleven people have been rescued from in and around an avalanche-hit hotel in Italy's Gran Sasso national park, some of them surviving for two days under ice and rubble. Separately, six people died in a helicopter accident in the region on Tuesday.
Rescuers have found eight people alive, including two children, in the rubble of a hotel hit Wednesday by an avalanche in the Abruzzo region. More than 20 people are thought to be still missing.
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