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  India   All India  26 Jan 2017  2 avalanches hit J&K, 10 soldiers killed: Army

2 avalanches hit J&K, 10 soldiers killed: Army

PTI/ANI
Published : Jan 26, 2017, 1:02 pm IST
Updated : Jan 26, 2017, 7:49 pm IST

Rescue operations were launched and seven soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer were saved, Army said.

 Paramilitary soldiers take shelter from snow inside a tent in Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: PTI)
  Paramilitary soldiers take shelter from snow inside a tent in Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo: PTI)

Srinagar: Ten soldiers were killed as two avalanches hit Gurez Sector of Kashmir, an army official said on Thursday.

An avalanche hit an army camp in Gurez sector of Bandipora district near the Line of Control last evening, in which several soldiers were trapped, the army official said.

He said rescue operations were launched and seven soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer were saved.

"Bodies of three soldiers were retrieved his morning," he said.

The official said another avalanche hit a patrol party which was on its way to a post in Gurez sector last evening. "Rescue teams have so far retrieved seven bodies from the spot of the incident," the official said.

On Wednesday, an officer was killed an avalanche at Sonamarg in central Kashmir Ganderbal district while four members of a family died in another avalanche in Gurez sector.

Authorities have issued a high danger avalanche warning in hilly parts of snow-bound Kashmir valley in view of fresh snowfall which has been going on intermittently for past three days.

Tags: bsf, avalanche, jawans missing, army
Location: India, Jammu and Kashmir