Fresh avalanche hits Army post in Kargil, 1 Jawan martyred
Srinagar : In an unfortunate incident, one Indian Army soldier lost his life and three others were injured after an avalanche struck an Army post in Drass belt of Ladakh's Kargil district on Thursday, officials said.
According to news reports, four soldiers were buried in the avalanche in Mushkoh valley. Three of them were rescued but one failed to survive the natural calamity.
Prior to this, nothing less than four avalanches have struck the Jammu and Kashmir region, killing at least six soldiers and many civilians.
On Tuesday, an avalanche had also hit an Army post in Machil sector along the Line of Control in which five soldiers were trapped. Soon after the avalanche, a rescue operation was launched but none of the soldiers could be saved.
Another similar avalanche had also struck a village in Gagangir area of Ganderbal district on Monday night in which five civilians were killed while four others were rescued.
A 29-year-old BSF jawan was killed and six others were rescued after the fourth avalanche had hit the Army post along the LoC in Kashmir’s Naugam sector at 8.30 PM on Monday.