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Three jawans killed in Jammu and Kashmir avalanche

Three jawans killed in Jammu and Kashmir avalanche”

Nearly every winter, dozens of Indian and Pakistani soldiers are killed by avalanches along the LoC. One injured Indian soldier has been hospitalized, according to the New Delhi Television news channel.

Sources said the post of 21 Rajput Regiment was struck by the avalanche around 4.30 pm, in Sonapindi Gali area, one of the infiltration-prone pockets along the Line of Control (LoC).

Avalanches and landslides are common in Himalayan Kashmir. He said four soldiers, guarding the border at Sonapindi picket in Machil sector in north Kashmir district of Kupwara were buried under the snow avalanche.

The officer identified the deceased as Havaldar Kamlesh Kumar, Naik Balbeer and Sepoy Rajinder.

Reports said that four army men went missing after the avalanche hits army post and all the four army men trapped under snow have been evacuated.

The condition of the injured soldier Sepoy Bipin is stated to be stable. They were there defending the country.

Two soldiers were swept away on 11 December in an avalanche in Gurez sector along the LoC. In the past, many soldiers have become victims of avalanches.



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