Three soldiers dead, 1 injured as avalanche hits Army post in J&K

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu SharmaBy Shubhanshu Sharma

Published on 2 Feb 2018 3:05 PM GMT

Three soldiers dead, 1 injured as avalanche hits Army post in J&K
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Three soldiers dead, 1 injured as avalanche hits Army post in J&K
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Srinagar: Three soldiers lost their lives while one suffered serious injuries on Friday when an avalanche hit their post near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district.

Defence Ministry sources said the incident took place in Machil sector around 11.20 a.m. when four soldiers of a patrol came under the snow.

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Rescue operations were launched immediately, and all four extricated and taken to the next nearest post on foot, but three of them - Havaldar Kamlesh Singh, 39, Naik Balveer, 33 and Sepoy Rajinder, 25 - succumbed to their injuries. All three hailed from Rajasthan.

It is worth mentioning that the LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.

Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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