इंडियन आवाज़     14 Apr 2024 08:02:35      انڈین آواز

4 Army Jawans die after snow avalanches in north Kashmir

(Last Updated On: 05/12/2019)


Four Army Jawans died and two more went missing when snow avalanches hit Army patrols in two separate sectors along Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Kupwara and Bandipora districts last evening. A total of eight Jawans had been buried under the snow avalanches in both the sectors.

Defence sources said, three Jawans lost their lives after they were hit by snow avalanche in Tangdar sector of frontier Kupwara district. One Jawan has been rescued from the area and is under treatment. They added that one Jawan died after getting buried under the snow avalanche in Gurez sector of Bandipora district while two more are still missing since last evening. The rescued Jawan in Gurez Sector is under treatment at medical facility. The rescue and relief operations are underway in the difficult mountainous Gurez Sector amid hostile weather conditions.

Pertinently, on 30th of November, two Army soldiers were killed when a snow avalanche hit them at southern Siachen Glacier in Leh district of Union Territory of Ladakh.

Four soldiers and two civilian porters had also been killed on 18th of November in an avalanche in northern Siachen at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet.

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