Three soldiers missing as avalanche hits forward post in Kashmir

Three soldiers missing as avalanche hits forward post in Kashmir

Srinagar: Three soldiers were missing after an avalanche, triggered by fresh snowfall, struck a forward post in Gurez sector in Bandipora district of north Kashmir, police said Tuesday.
The avalanche hit an Army post at Baktoor near the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector during the intervening night, a police official said.
He said at least three soldiers were reported missing after the avalanche.
“Efforts are on to trace the missing soldiers but continuous snowfall was hampering the rescue and search efforts,” he added.
An Army porter is missing since yesterday after he came under an avalanche in Tulail in Gurez sector. PTI

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