Thursday, 26 January 2017

J&K: Two jawans missing after avalanche hits Army post in Gurez sector

According to sources, the avalanche hit an Army camp of 51 RR in Gurez sector early morning following which two soldiers are reportedly missing while other four have been rescued.

Earlier, on Wednesday, one army officer has died following an avalanche near a camp in Sonamarg area in Ganderbal district, while four members of a family were buried alive in Gurez sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir.

 Eight army men who were earlier reported to have been trapped were rescued successfully during the operation. Authorities have issued a high danger avalanche warning in hilly parts of snow-bound Kashmir valley in view of fresh snowfall which has been going on intermittently for past three days.

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