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J&K: Avalanche strikes Army post in Machhil, three soldiers killed

According to defence sources, three Army personnel lost their lives while one was injured after an avalanche hit an Army post in Kupwara's Machil Sector on Friday.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 2, 2018 8:53 pm
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Three Army personnel lost their lives while one was injured after an avalanche hit an Army post in Kupwara’s Machil Sector on Friday. “In an unfortunate incident of avalanche in Machhil sector, the Army lost three valiant soldiers,” an army official said. The bodies of the soldiers have been recovered, the official said, adding further details were awaited.

After a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck Afghanistan on Wednesday, a government agency had issued an avalanche warning in several districts of Jammu and Kashmir. The Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment had warned of level-3 avalanche in higher reaches of Baramulla district and low danger warning of level-2 in Kupwara, Bandipore, Shopian and Kargil Districts,

In December last year, two soldiers were killed in an avalanche along the Line of Control in Kashmir’s Gurez sector. Lance Naik Marigendra Nath Pramanik and Sepoy Shiv Singh were part of an operational team which was serving in the formidable heights along the LoC and got swept away during a snow slide, along with another soldier, on December 11.

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  1. Dillip Patnaik
    Feb 3, 2018 at 1:24 am
    Everyday we are loosing our soldiers. This is daily national grief. We like to find out what the the PM and DM are doing about it. Modi is printing 2018 budget money to distribute among the farmers to get elected in coming 2019 general election. He has appointed an incompetent defense minister in the name woman. The prime minster is show oriented sloganator person Davos in mind is not an articulator, is not a business performer. India needs a strong leader who means business in 2019.
    1. harsh kumarf
      Feb 2, 2018 at 9:22 pm
      these deaths of armymen hurt much more ,,, no one talks about the soldiers dying due to cold and being buried in snow ,,, these inceidents are forgotten too quickly ,,,