Deadly Avalanche In Tibet Kills 9 Villagers

Deadly Avalanche In Tibet Kills 9 Villagers

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Deadly Avalanche In Tibet Kills 9 Villagers

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A Tibetan Yak | Photo Credit: Dennis Jarvis | Cover Photo: Chagai

A deadly avalanche near the western edge of Tibet on Monday has killed 9 shepherds and hundreds of their livestock reports the Star Tribune.

The avalanche in question is thought to have been caused by warmer than normal temperatures throughout the Himalayan high country of the Ngari prefecture. As of now, the state-sponsored Xinhua News Agency has indicated that the massive slide measured 26 feet deep in places and killed 110 yaks and 350 sheep in addition to the 9 shepherds.

The prefecture in question is home to some of the world’s highest farms and pastures, some of which are above 15,000′ above sea level.

Ngari Prefecture, Tibet

Ngari Prefecture, Tibet

Find the entire Star Tribune article here: 9 people killed in avalanche in Tibet’s far west

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