Gurez avalanches: Death toll rises to 10

Gurez avalanches: Death toll rises to 10

Srinagar: Ten army soldiers were dead in two avalanches which hit army posts and patrols on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir’s Bandipora district as the region witnessed heavy snowfall on Thursday.
“The toll in two avalanches that hit Gurez Sector of Kashmir rises to 10,” reports said.
Earlier in a statement, army had said that “six soldiers were killed in two separate avalanche tragedies in Gurez sector of the LoC.”
Rescue operations were underway, and bodies of four soldiers have been unearthed, reports said.
A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and six soldiers were rescued after avalanches hit their camp.

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