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3 soldiers killed in avalanche in Macchil sector

04 February 2018, 01:11 | Rufus Hill

Jammu and Kashmir: Avalanche kills three Indian Army jawan in Kupwara

Jammu and Kashmir Avalanche kills three Indian Army jawan in Kupwara

A soldier in seriously injured in the hospital and he is undergoing medical attention at a hospital in Srinagar.

The police and Army sources said a forward post of the Army's 21 Rajput at Sona Pindi Gali was hit by an avalanche at around 4:30 pm.

Earlier, the provincial authorities had issued medium-danger avalanche warning in the upper reaches of Kashmir following predictions of inclement weather.

They said intelligence inputs suggest that there are large number of militants waiting in launch pads near the LoC in north Kashmir to sneak into this side even during winter months.

Defense spokesman Rajesh Kalia told The Indian Express that three soldiers were killed when the Army post was hit by an avalanche in Machil sector.

"We are still confirming if more soldiers are trapped under the snow".

However, three soldiers succumbed at 92 base hospital Badamibagh, Srinagar.

Another soldier, identified as Sepoy Bipin is said to be stable and has been hospitalized, the officer said.

"In an unfortunate incident of avalanche in Machhil sector, the army lost three valiant soldiers", PTI quoted an army official.

In December a year ago, two soldiers were killed in avalanche.



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