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    Published On : Fri, Jan 27th, 2017
    National News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    14 jawans killed in Gurez avalanche, 4 bodies recovered

    Bodies of four missing soldiers recovered from Kashmir avalanche site in Gurez sector; death toll reaches 14, says the police.

    Ten soldiers were killed as two avalanches hit Gurez Sector of Kashmir, an army official said on Thursday.

    An avalanche hit an army camp in Gurez sector of Bandipora district near the Line of Control on Wednesday evening in which several soldiers were trapped, the army official said.
    He said rescue operations were launched and seven soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer were saved.

    “Bodies of three soldiers were retrieved his morning,” he said.

    The official said another avalanche hit a patrol party which was on its way to a post in Gurez sector.
    An officer was killed on Wednesday an avalanche at Sonamarg in central Kashmir Ganderbal district while four members of a family died in another avalanche in Gurez sector.

    Authorities have issued a high danger avalanche warning in hilly parts of snow-bound Kashmir valley in view of fresh snowfall which has been going on intermittently for past three days.


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