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Kashmir: 5 personnel trapped after snow truck caves in Kupwara; rescue operation underway

Earlier Too, An Avalanche Had Hit An Army Camp In Gurez Sector Of Bandipora District Near The Line Of Control. 5 Army Personnel Got Trapped Whn Their Snow Track Caved

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Manas Dwivedi | Updated on: 28 Jan 2017, 02:05:17 PM
5 personnel feared stuck as fresh avalanche hits army post in Kupwara- File Photo

New Delhi :

5 army personnel are reportedly stuck down under a rapid flow of snow after an Indian Army’s snow truck in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir caved in. 

Rescue operations are underway and further details are awaited for the same.

Earlier too, an 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.

Four more bodies of army soldiers were recovered on Friday from avalanches hit Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez sector. Ten Army soldiers were killed when two avalanches struck an Army post and a patrol in Gurez sector on Wednesday.

Also read: Kashmir avalanche: Soldiers' remains to be sent to their native places after weather clears

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Rescue operations were launched and seven soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer were saved, the army official said. While seven personnel were rescued alive by the teams, the bodies of 10 soldiers were recovered on Thursday.

Know more: J-K: Gurez sector Avalanche death toll rises over 20, 15 army personnel among dead

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First Published : 28 Jan 2017, 01:18:00 PM

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