Gandola Cable Snaps In Gulmarg, 7 Dead

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Gulmarg: At least five persons have died after the gandola cable in the tourist resort of Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir snapped with a the falling of a tree.

A Delhi family of four, including two children along with their local guide were in the cabin that fell.

According to reports, strong winds uprooted a pine tree that hit the Gondola, thus breaking the cable.

The family members have been identified as Jayant Andraskar, Manshea Andraskar and their daughters- Anagha and Janhvi Jayant Andraskar.

The guide has been identified as Mukhtar Ahmad Ganai.  Rescue operation is underway.  Gulmarg is a famous tourist destination for skiing in Kashmir.