Avalanche hits army post in J&K’s Kupwara, 3 rescued


Jammu, Jan 28, 2017: An army patrol was trapped under snow on Saturday near the Line of Control in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Three out of the five soldiers have been rescued and the search for the remaining was on, police said.

The RR party was on routine patrol when the mishap occurred, police added.

On Wednesday, an avalanche hit an army camp in Gurez sector of Bandipora district near the Line of Control in which 15 soldiers have lost their lives.

Read More: Death toll of soldiers in Kashmir avalanche climbs to 14

Kashmir has seen heavy snow this week and authorities had warned of the “high danger” of avalanches. Power and communication lines are also down in some areas.

Officials evacuated dozens of residents from high-risk areas after authorities issued an avalanche warning in many parts of the region.

Wefornews Bureau

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