Massive avalanche narrowly misses village in Indian Himalayas

A massive avalanche swept near Runang village in Kinnaur nestled in Indian Himalayas on January 25.

The avalanche brought down electricity poles and trees but missed the village by half a mile.

A few village men had gathered at a higher point after hearing rumbling at a distant mountain.

Shiv Negi, a resident of nearby Kinnaur, said the area had not witnessed an avalanche since 2013.