After the heavy snowfall in the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh, five persons were killed in two avalanches in tribal Kinnaur district. Three persons died in an avalanche in Kinnaur district last night, while two were killed when a snow laden tree fell on their house after being uprooted in another avalanche.

Seven persons were also injured in the avalanches, following which the district administration issued an advisory asking people to stay indoors in wake of a fresh avalanche threat looming large in high reaches.

Most parts of the Kinnaur district is remained cut off from the rest of the world for consecutive fifth day.