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Kashmir avalanche: 20 army personnel lost their lives in last 6 days as 5 soldiers rescued from Macchil sector succumb to injuries today

Earlier Avalanche Had Hit An Army Camp In Gurez Sector Of Bandipora District Near The Line Of Control In Which Several Soldiers Were Trapped. More Than 20 People, Including 15 Army Personnel, Have Died In Avalanches In Gurez Sector Of Jammu And Kashmir Since Wednesday Caused Due To Fresh Snow Across Kashmir Over The Past Four Days.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Saurabh Kumar | Updated on: 30 Jan 2017, 08:18:18 PM
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New Delhi:

More than 25 people, including 20 army personnel, have died in avalanches in Gurez, Kupawara sector of Jammu and Kashmir since Wednesday caused due to fresh snow across Kashmir over the past six days.

Five army personnel who had been trapped under snow after the caving in of track in Machill sector on Saturday succumbed to injuries on Monday.

Earlier, ten Army soldiers were killed when two avalanches struck an Army post and a patrol in Gurez sector.  According to sources, the five soldiers belong to 56 Rashtriya Rifles and were on routine counter insurgency duties when the mishap occurred. 

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Mortal remains of 14 in Gurez, which could not be evacuated earlier because of inclement weather, were brought to Srinagar on Monday. The mortal remains of the soldiers will be taken to their native places on Tuesday for last rites.

Earlier avalanche had hit an army camp in Gurez sector of Bandipora district near the Line of Control in which several soldiers were trapped. More than 20 people, including 15 army personnel, have died in avalanches in Gurez sector of Jammu and Kashmir since Wednesday caused due to fresh snow across Kashmir over the past four days.

Also Read |J&K avalanche: Bodies of 4 missing soldiers recovered; death toll rises to 14


1. Major Amar Sagar

DOB : 02 May 1974

Next of Kin: Mrs Parul (Wife)

Children : Daughter (18 years), Son (12 Years) 

Home Address: C/2/3 Aditi Appts, D-1 Block, Janakpuri, New Delhi

2. Nb Sub Amar Singh Gurjar

Date of Birth: 08 Jul 1974

Next of Kin: Smt Bimlesh (Wife)

Details of Children: Minisha (16 Yr), Sanjay Singh (14 Yr), Rajkumari (13 Yr), Samita (11 Yr), Avadhesh (08 Yr)

Home Address: Vill - Bilai Teh - Madoti, Distt - Karoli, State - Rajasthan

3. Hav Vijay Kumar Shukla

Date of Birth: 21 Feb 1983

Next of Kin: Smt Manorama (Wife)

Children Yashi Shukla (07 Yrs)

Home Address: Vill - Porsa, Teh - Porsa, Distt - Murena, State - MP

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4. Nk Ajit Singh

Date of Birth: 12 Jun 1981

Next of Kin - Smt Priampdhi Singh (Wife), Children - Aryan (Son) 9 yrs, Pratap (Son) 7 Yrs

Home Address: Vill Jamirpur, PO- Pitorapur, Teh – Mehnagar, Distt- Azamgarh, State – UP

5. Sepoy Anand Gawai

Date of Birth: 24 Apr 1990

Next of Kin: Smt Gaukarha Gawai (Mother)

Home Address: Vill - Akola, PO - Akola, Teh - Akola Distt - Akola State - Maharashtra

6. Sepoy Azad Singh

Date of Birth - 01 Jul 1985

Next of Kin - Smt Pushpa Yadav (Wife), Details of Children - Pranashi (08 Yr), Divyanshi (04 Yr) 

Home Address: Vill-Rohilla, PO- Rohilla, Teh –Sadar, Distt- Farukkhbad, State- UP

7. Sepoy Devander Kumar Soni

Date of Birth: 10 Jul 1990

Next of Kin: Smt Laxmi Soni (Mother)

Home Address: Vill - Shahdol, PO - Shahdol, Teh - Sahagapur, Distt - Shahdol, State - MP

8. Sepoy Elaverson B

Date of Birth - 30 Jul 1989

Next of Kin - Smt Amatha (Mother)

Home Address: Vill - Kannanthangudi, PO - Kannanthangudi, Distt - Thanjaur Teh - Orathanado, State- Tamilnadu.

9. Sepoy Nagaraju Mamidi

Date of Birth 28 Feb 1990

Next of Kin - Smt M Anushka (Wife)

Home Address : Vill - Maradam, PO - Dattirajeru, Distt - Vijaynagar, State - Andhara Pradesh

10. Sepoy Samundare Vikas

Date of Birth 05 Jan 1990

Next of Kin - Smt Samundare Jandvi Pandurang (Mother)

Home Address Vill - Ganjpur, PO - Ganjpur, Teh -Dharur, Distt - Beed, State - Maharashtra

11. Sepoy Sandeep Kumar

Date of Birth 21 Jul 1989

Next of Kin - Smt Ganjavathi (Mother)

Home Address: Vill - Devihalli, PO - Devihalli, Teh - Hassan, Distt - Hassan, State - Karnataka

12. Sepoy Sanju Suresh Khandare

Date of Birth 23 May 1990

Next of Kin - Smt Sheetal Sanju Khendru 

Home Address: Vill - Mana, Teh - Murtizatur, Distt - Akola, State - Maharashtra

13. Sepoy Sundar Pandi

Date of Birth: 08 Jun 1991

Next of Kin: Smt Tamilselvi (Mother)

Home Address: Vill - Pallakuapatar, PO - Pallakuapata, Teh - Tirumangalam, Distt - Madurai, State - Tamilnadu

14. Sepoy Sunil Patel

Date of Birth 25 Jul 1992

Next of Kin - Smt Pritibha Ben (Wife)

Details of Children - Ardi Ben (02 Yrs) Daughter

Home Address: Vill - Balupura, PO - Blaupura, Teh - Godra, Distt - Panchmahal, State - Gujarat

15. Cfn Ankur Singh

Date of Birth 16 Mar 1992 

Next of Kin - Priti Sharma (Wife)

Home Address: Vill - Ukhalchana PO - Kot, Teh - Jhajjar, Distt - Jhajjar, State - Haryana

16.Sep Dhavale Ganesh Kisan

Date of Birth - 19 Aug 1987

Next of Kin - Smt Reshma Hagwane (Desai)

(Wife)Child - Master Samrath ( DOB 13 Aug 2016)

AddressVill  - Asare, Post - Asare, Teh - Wai, PS - Wai, Dist - Satara, State - Maharashtra

17. Naik Mane Ramchandra Shamrao

Date of Birth - 17 Jun 1983

Next of Kin - Smt Sunita (Wife)

Children -Master Sanket (DOB- 24 Jul 2008), Master Rohan (DOB-12 Feb 2011)

Address:Vill  - Karoli-T, Post - Karoli-T, Teh - Kavathe- Mahankal, PS - Kavathe- Mahankal, Dist -Sangli, State- Maharashtra

18.Gnr Thamothara Kannan M

Date of Birth - 12 Jun 1990

Next of Kin - Smt Rani M (Mother) 

Address: Vill -  Kvellakullam, Post -  KvellakullamT, meh -  Thirumangalam, Ps -  Kalikudi, Dist -  Madurai, State- Tamilnadu

19.Sigmn Parmar Deva Haza Bhai

Date of Birth - 03 May 1990

Next of Kin - Smt Gauri Ben (Wife)

Address: Vill  - Karmadiyam, Post - Bagdana, Teh - Mahuba, PS - Bagdana, Dist - Bhavnagar, State - Gujarat

20.Sep Ambore Balaji Bhagwanrao

Date of Birth - 28 Oct 1991

Next of Kin - Smt  Latabai (Mother)

Address: Vill  - Tadkhlas, Post - Tadkalas, Teh - Purna, PS - Tadkalas, Dist - Parbhani

Civilian Casualties

“There was one fatal casualty,” Defence Ministry spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia told The Indian Express. “The base was hit by an avalanche. The rescue operation was launched immediately. One body was recovered. All others were rescued,” he said. Four members of a family were killed when their house collapsed at Tulail near the Line of Control in Gurez sector.

“The house collapsed because of heavy snowfall. Four members of the family were killed while one was rescued,” Bandipore Deputy Commissioner Sajad Hussain Ganai said. The deceased were identified as Mehraj-ud-Din Lone (55), his wife Azizi (50), son Irfan (22) and daughter Gulshan (19).

Meanwhile, a 60-year-old man died after he came under an avalanche in Uri sector of Baramulla district. Fateh Mohammad Mughal ventured out of his home on Thursday evening when he came under an avalanche.

Local residents and police pulled Mughal out of the avalanche debris and removed him to a nearby hospital where doctors declared him dead on arrival.

The Valley remained cut off from the rest of the country while normal life was affected in Himachal Pradesh due to snow. High danger avalanche warning was again issued on for some avalanche-prone slopes of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

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First Published : 30 Jan 2017, 05:04:00 PM

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