Five army personnel who had been trapped under snow after the caving in of track in Machill sector succumbed to injuries. According to sources, the five soldiers belong to 56 Rashtriya Rifles and were on routine counter insurgency duties when the mishap occurred.
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.