Three soldiers killed after snow avalanche hits army post in Machil

KUPWARA: Three soldiers have lost their lives and another sustained injuries after an avalanche hit an army post in Machil sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara.
GNS  news agency quoting a senior army officer, reported four soldiers went missing after the army post of 21 Rajput came under an avalanche today at around 04;30 PM at Sona Pato Gali in Machil.
 A search operation was carried immediately and all the soldiers trapped under were evacuated, the officer said.


However, one died on the spot and other succumbed after being shifted to 92 base hospital Badambagh, Srinagar.
Another soldier identified as Sepoy Bipin is said to be stable and is under observation in the hospital, the officer said.
Meanwhile, deceased have been identified as, Havaldar Kamlesh Kumar, Naik Balbeer, and Sepoy Rajinder.


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