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

03 February 2018, 12:12 AM
Jammu and Kashmir: Avalanche kills three Indian Army jawan in Kupwara (Representative Image)
Jammu and Kashmir: Avalanche kills three Indian Army jawan in Kupwara (Representative Image)

Three Indian Army soldiers were killed in an avalanche that occurred near the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday.

Indian Army spokesperson said, “The three soldiers who killed in the avalanche were part of a team posted in Machhil sector of Kupwara district.”

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

According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, the avalanche was an after effect of the earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale that shook northern India on Wednesday.

The government had issued an avalanche warning besides a level-2 (low danger) in Kupwara, which was valid for 24 hours.

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According to government figures, around 62 soldiers posted in Kashmir have died due to natural calamities between 2007 and 2012.

First Published: Friday, February 02, 2018 10:17 PM
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