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Kargil Avalanche: Search operations intensifies; rescued soldier stable

Search Operations On Sunday Intensified For The Soldier Who Went Missing On After An Avalanche Hit An Army Post Located At An Altitude Of 17500 Feet In Kargil Sector Of Jammu And Kashmir.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Aman Dwivedi | Updated on: 20 Mar 2016, 03:36:18 PM
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New Delhi:

Search operations on Sunday intensified for the soldier who went missing on after an avalanche hit an Army Post located at an altitude of 17500 feet in Kargil Sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, the rescued personnel’s condition is now stable.

The avalanche, triggered by a mild earthquake, hit an army post located at an altitude of 17,500 feet in Kargil sector at about 2245 hours on March 17, an army officer said today.

Two soldiers, who were on surveillance duty, were swept away in the avalanche, officer said. Immediate rescue operations were launched and one soldier was rescued, he said, adding, the second soldier is still missing.

The rescued soldier is medically stable and recovering. Operations to rescue the missing soldier are underway in spite of the adverse weather conditions, he said.

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First Published : 20 Mar 2016, 03:33:00 PM

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