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At least four soldiers were killed as multiple avalanches hit Jammu and Kashmir in the last 48 hours. Due to heavy snowfall, avalanches hit Bandipora district's Gurez, Rampura and Kupwara district's Machil in North Kashmir areas.

At least four soldiers were killed as multiple avalanches hit Jammu and Kashmir in the last 48 hours. Due to heavy snowfall, avalanches hit Bandipora district's Gurez, Rampura and Kupwara district's Machil in North Kashmir areas. Several soldiers have already been rescued. However, four soldiers have lost their lives in Machil while two are still missing.

The Border Security Force (BSF) said that on Monday evening at 8.30 pm, an avalanche hit a BSF deployment in Naugam sector along LoC. A search and rescue operation was launched immediately. Out of the seven BSF personnel deployed, six were safely rescued while one BSF constable trapped couldn't be revived.

On Monday (December 13), an Indian Army jawan belonging to 11 Garhwal Rifles regiment has been missing for the last five days after he slipped in heavy snow during a routine patrolling and Line of Control dominating exercise in Gulmarg sector of Jammu and Kashmir. According to Indian Army officers, the rescue operation has been launched to trace and rescue the missing soldier.

Army officers identified the missing jawan as Havildar Rajendra Singh Negi. He had slipped in the snow while he was patrolling on a slightly elevated walkway 200 metres from an Army post in Gulmarg sector on January 8, 2020, at around 7:15 pm. Negi is from Indian Army's 11 Garhwal Rifles Regiment, which he had joined in 2002. He is a resident of the Ambiwala Sainik Colony in Uttarakhand's Dehradun.
While Army teams have been trying to locate Havildar Negi, heavy snowfall and extremely cold conditions in the region has been hampering their rescue efforts. "The post where it happened is 200 metres from the LoC in Gulmarg sector. All-out efforts are on to trace him," a senior Indian Army officer was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.

At the elevated walkway near the LoC, the Army erects markers for winters as snow fills both sides of the passage, making it nearly impossible to walk. The markers also guide a patrolling team, the officer said.

The Army also refuted reports that the missing jawan is in Pakistan. "It is just conjecture," said the officer after some reports claimed that Havildar Negi landed in Pakistan after falling in heavy snow.

Negi's wife had on January 8 received a telephone call from 11 Garhwal Rifles stating that her husband was missing. Negi's family members have appealed to the government to trace him.
While Army teams have been trying to locate Havildar Negi, heavy snowfall and extremely cold conditions in the region has been hampering their rescue efforts. "The post where it happened is 200 metres from the LoC in Gulmarg sector. All-out efforts are on to trace him," a senior Indian Army officer was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.

At the elevated walkway near the LoC, the Army erects markers for winters as snow fills both sides of the passage, making it nearly impossible to walk. The markers also guide a patrolling team, the officer said.

The Army also refuted reports that the missing jawan is in Pakistan. "It is just conjecture," said the officer after some reports claimed that Havildar Negi landed in Pakistan after falling in heavy snow.

Negi's wife had on January 8 received a telephone call from 11 Garhwal Rifles stating that her husband was missing. Negi's family members have appealed to the government to trace him.

https://zeenews.india.com/india/ava...soldiers-killed-in-machil-sector-2257101.html

May be it is time for Indian army and Govt to send back more than 200 bodies of soldiers from cold storage to back home which were killed 27/02/19.....:azn:

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Twitter sources have updated the count to 5 Soldiers as an injured soldier died.

4 Soldiers, 5 Civilians Killed In Avalanches In Jammu And Kashmir
Updated: January 14, 2020 14:21 IST

One soldier is in hospital after he was injured in the avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Avalanche

New Delhi:

Three soldiers have been killed and one is missing after an avalanche hit an army post in Jammu and Kashmir's Machil sector in Kupwara district on Monday. One soldier is in hospital with injuries. The avalanche hit the army post at around 1 pm on Monday.

In a separate incident, a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in an avalanche in Naugam sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday night. Six other BSP jawans were rescued. The Border Security Force is deployed along the Line of Control under the operational command of the Army.

In another avalanche, five civilians have been killed after nine people came under an avalanche in Sonmarg in Ganderbal district. Officials say four persons have been rescued after overnight rescue operations.
Due to heavy snowfall in the last 48 hours, there have been multiple avalanches in several areas in north Kashmir after which a number of soldiers were rescued.

On Monday, two teenage girls trapped under a heap of snow after an avalanche in Baramulla district were rescued by locals, officials said.



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Twitter sources have updated the count to 5 Soldiers as an injured soldier died.

4 Soldiers, 5 Civilians Killed In Avalanches In Jammu And Kashmir
Updated: January 14, 2020 14:21 IST

One soldier is in hospital after he was injured in the avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Avalanche

New Delhi:

Three soldiers have been killed and one is missing after an avalanche hit an army post in Jammu and Kashmir's Machil sector in Kupwara district on Monday. One soldier is in hospital with injuries. The avalanche hit the army post at around 1 pm on Monday.

In a separate incident, a Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed in an avalanche in Naugam sector in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday night. Six other BSP jawans were rescued. The Border Security Force is deployed along the Line of Control under the operational command of the Army.

In another avalanche, five civilians have been killed after nine people came under an avalanche in Sonmarg in Ganderbal district. Officials say four persons have been rescued after overnight rescue operations.
Due to heavy snowfall in the last 48 hours, there have been multiple avalanches in several areas in north Kashmir after which a number of soldiers were rescued.

On Monday, two teenage girls trapped under a heap of snow after an avalanche in Baramulla district were rescued by locals, officials said.



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