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Five more jawans succumb in Kashmir avalanche

Five more jawans succumb in Kashmir avalanche

India Blooms News Service | 31 Jan 2017, 01:31 am
Srinagar, Jan 30 (IBNS): Five soldiers, rescued from an avalanche in Machhil sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Jan 28, passed away at a hospital in Srinagar on Monday, said an army spokesman.

The soldiers were shifted to Srinagar on Monday for specialized treatment.

“The five Army soldiers who had been trapped under snow after the caving in of track in Machill sector on 28 Jan and subsequently rescued after a grueling day-long mission, were today evacuated to Srinagar, despite persistent poor weather conditions, for specialist medical care,” said the spokesperson.

“Unfortunately, all the brave-hearts have succumbed to their injuries,” he said.

He said the mortal remains of 14 soldiers who were buried under an avalanche earlier were brought to Srinagar on Monday in Air Force helicopters.


(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)

Five more jawans succumb in Kashmir avalanche

India Blooms News Service
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