3 jawans dead in avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir: Avalanche kills three Indian Army jawan in Kupwara

J&K: Three soldiers killed after avalanche strikes Army post in Kupwara's Machil sector

Police said that the avalanche hit a post of Indian army in Machil area of the district, resulting in the killing of three soldiers.

According to Jammu and Kashmir Police, the avalanche was an after effect of the quake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale that shook northern India on Wednesday. One injured Indian soldier has been hospitalized, according to the New Delhi Television news channel. The SASE has advised people in these regions to avoid venturing into avalanche prone slopes during the warning period.

Officials said an avalanche hit the post of Army's Rajputana battalion near Sonpundi post in Machil sector around 4 pm.

While two soldiers had slipped down a mountain slope in Nawgam sector of Kupwara district, three others went missing from a forward post in Kanzalwan sub-sector of Gurez in Bandipora district during heavy snowfall on Tuesday. The fourth one, namely Sepoy Bipin, is said to be stable and has been hospitalised, the officer said. The deceased soldiers have been identified as Havaldar Kamlesh Singh, Naik Balveer and Sepoy Ragendra. Four soldiers were swept. In 2012, a massive avalanche in the Pakistan-controlled part of Kashmir killed 140 people, including 129 soldiers.

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