Srinagar, Feb 3: Three soldiers were killed when an avalanche hit their post in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district.
The incident took place in Machil sector around 11.20 a.m. when four soldiers of a patrol came under the snow, Defence ministry sources told news agency IANS.
Rescue operations were launched immediately, and all four extricated and taken to the next nearest post on foot, but three of them – Havaldar Kamlesh Singh, 39, Naik Balveer, 33 and Sepoy Rajinder, 25 – succumbed to their injuries. All three hailed from Rajasthan.
The LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan.