Snow avalanche kills army man, injures another in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch

Snow avalanche kills army man, injures another in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch
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Srinagar:  An army man was killed and another injured after an avalanche hit the military post along Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s  Poonch district Thursday.

Reports said that an army post of 40 Rashtriya Rifles came under an avalanche near KK Gali. “Two army personnel came under the avalanche,” they said.

The army started a search operation and the duo trapped under snow were evacuated.

However, one of the two died on the spot and another was taken to nearby army’s health facility for treatment.

The deceased has been identified as Lance Naik Sapan Mehra of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh while the injured has been identified as Harpreet Singh of Punjab.