Multiple avalanche kills three soldiers, two rescued in Jammu and Kashmir

Sakshi Chaturvedi
Published on 7 April 2017 5:34 AM GMT
Multiple avalanche kills three soldiers, two rescued in Jammu and Kashmir
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Srinagar: Three out of five trapped jawans were found dead following multiple avalanche in the Kargil's Batalik sector of Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir. Two other jawans were rescued by the army personnel.

All three killed jawans were residents of Bihar.

Army's northern command tweeted, "Specially trained and equipped avalanche rescue teams have been deployed. Rescued jawans have been taken to nearby hospital."

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The troops of Rashtriya Rifles battalion rescued residents from the Panzipora area of Budgam district , after receiving distress calls. The soldiers also helped residents by diverting the overflowing drains with the help of sandbags in the area.

Colonel Rajesh Kalia, Defence Ministry spokesperson said, "Snowfall has triggered multiple avalanches near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region. It hit a forward Army post at Batalik sector in Ladakh region. The soldiers were immediately taken to a hospital.

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It may be mentioned that, on April 6, according to MeT, Srinagar had received 8.9 mm rain and snowfall while Kokernag in South Kashmir received 69.9 mm of rain and Pahalgam recorded rainfall of 64.2 mm of rain.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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