J&K: Avalanche hits LoC post, 5 army jawans missing

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Srinagar, Dec 12: Five soldiers of the Indian Army went missing on Tuesday after a snow avalanche hit Mani Post Bagtor Gurez sector of LoC in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district.

“Three army jawans went missing at Mani Post Bagtoor Gurez reportedly due to a snow avalanche,” a police officer said, news agency IANS quoted, a police was saying.

A rescue operation was on in the area.

Over five feet deep snow had accumulated on the ground on the LoC in Gurez sector because of heavy snowfall that started on Monday evening and was still continuing on Tuesday morning.

Earlier in January this year, fourteen soldiers lost their lives in twin avalanches that hit an Army camp and a patrol party in Gurez sector.

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