Avalanche strikes Army post in J&K, three soldiers killed
The sources said five soldiers were trapped under the avalanche. The Army launched rescue operations and traced four of the soldiers. While three of them were declared dead, another was injured and is being treated at a local military facility, the sources said.
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An Army post in Tangdhar area of Kupwara district was hit by an avalanche on Tuesday afternoon, trapping at least four soldiers, they said. The officials said bodies of three soldiers were recovered. In another incident, a foot patrol of the Army was hit by an avalanche in Dawar area of Gurez sector of Bandipora district, trapping two soldiers.
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A Srinagar-based defence spokesperson said an Avalanche Rescue Team following the patrol immediately rushed and managed to locate and pull out all members of the team. Army helicopters were pressed into service to rescue them, he added. "However, despite best efforts by the medical teams, two Army personnel succumbed in the avalanche," he said.
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The team was on a patrol when the avalanche hit them around 3 pm. The sources said a search and rescue operation has been launched to locate the team. The Siachen Glacier at the height of around 20,000 ft in the Karakoram range is known as the highest militarised zone in the world where the soldiers have to battle frostbite and high winds.
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