Avalanche Hits Army Post in Kargil, Army Man Missing

KL NEWS NETWORK

SRINAGAR

A natural avalanche triggered by a mild earthquake hit an Army Post located at an altitude of 17500 feet in Kargil Sector of Jammu and Kashmir at about 2245 hours on 17 March 2016. “Two army personnel who were on surveillance duty were washed away in the avalanche,” an army statement said late Saturday night.

“Immediate rescue operations were launched in which one army man could be rescued, while the second army man is still missing. The rescued one is medically stable and is recovering.  Rescue operations to rescue the missing soldier are currently on in spite of the adverse weather conditions,” the statement said.

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