Soldier Killed, 2 Others Injured As Avalanche Hits Army Post In Kupwara

   

SRINAGAR: An army soldier was killed and two others were injured after an avalanche hit a post in Tanghdar area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said on Wednesday.

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They said the snow mass hit Roshan post at approximately 2000 hours last night and three soldiers were swept away. They were immediately rescued and shifted to a hospital, they said.

However, the officials told news agency GNS that one of them identified as Rifleman Nikhil Sharma (25) of army 7 Rashtriya Rifles was declared brought dead by the doctors who attended upon him. Two other soldiers— Ramesh Chand, Sepoy Gurvinder Singh— have been admitted. A police officer confirmed the incident.

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