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Three Indian Army Soldiers Killed In Avalanche In IHK

04 February 2018, 01:08 | Katrina Lee

In an unfortunate incident of avalanche in Machhil sector the Army lost three valiant soldiers' an army official said. Representation image

In an unfortunate incident of avalanche in Machhil sector the Army lost three valiant soldiers' an army official said. Representation image

A snow avalanche hit an Army post in north Kashmir's Macchil sector killing three soldiers and injuring another on Friday afternoon.

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

"The people living in higher reaches of these districts should avoid movement in the avalanche-prone areas/slopes for the next 24 hours", he had added.

Officials said an avalanche hit the post of Army's Rajputana battalion near Sonpundi post in Machil sector around 4 pm. He said four soldiers, guarding the border at Sonapindi picket in Machil sector in north Kashmir district of Kupwara were buried under the snow avalanche. The quick rescue operation recovered the soldiers but one of them died shortly after the rescue while two others succumbed to their injuries on way to Army base hospital in Srinagar.

Warplane shot down in north-west Syria, opposition activists say
Russian Federation has been conducting military operations in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since September 2015. The UN said more than 270,000 people had been displaced in Idlib since mid-December as a result of the government's offensive.

Last month, 11 people were killed after their vehicle was hit by an avalanche in Kupwara district of the Indian portion of Kashmir. Four soldiers were swept.

The officer identified the deceased as Havaldar Kamlesh Kumar, Naik Balbeer and Sepoy Rajinder.

In December past year, two soldiers were killed in avalanche.



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