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Three soldiers martyred in snow avalanche, one rescued at LoC
Jammu & Kashmir

Three soldiers martyred in snow avalanche, one rescued at LoC

Agency News

Srinagar, Dec 4 : Three soldiers were buried alive under a snow avalanche while another was rescued at Line of Control (LoC) in the frontier district of Kupwara, official sources said here on Wednesday.

They said four soldiers in Eagle Post were swept away by a huge snow avalanche at LoC in Karnah sector last evening. However, soldiers in the nearby posts immediately launched a massive search operation and rescued one soldier identified as Vikas Kumar.

Rescue operation continued till late in the night, they said, adding that three soldier had died in the incident. The bodies of the soldiers were recovered and they were identified as Havaldar Rajender, Sepoy Kamal Kumar and Amit Kumar.

The entire heights in north Kashmir, including areas near LoC received heavy to very heavy snowfall last week.

As many as eight soldiers had lost their lives in two different incidents after they came under a snow avalanche at Siachen Glacier, the highest battle field in the world, in Ladakh region during the past a fortnight. (UNI)