Saturday, December 4, 2021
News
  News Updated on Saturday, December 4, 2021 6:43:57 PM
India Asia World Sports Business Sci-Tec Health Entertainment Bollywood Video Press Releases Features City News
 
NEWS HOME
INDIA

2 jawans killed as avalanche hits Kupwara forward post : Sources
Srinagar | Friday, Jan 18 2013 IST
 
   COMMENTS   Print this Page   PRINT   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend  
   
 


 

Two Army personnel were killed after a forward post in Naugam sector in the frontier district of Kupwara was hit by a huge snow avalanche today, official sources said here. Defence ministry spokesman was not available to give details about the incident. The sources said that entire Naugam sector in north Kashmir received about six to ten feet of fresh snowfall since yesterday. The authorities had issued a medium range avalanche warning in Naugam and other upper reaches, particularly near the Line of Control (LOC) because of fresh snowfall. They said today a forward post came under a huge snow avalanche. Two army personnel present in the post were buried alive, they said adding the rescue operation could not be taken up because of bad weather. Sources said the helicopters could not be operated because of poor visibility and snowfall. On December 16, seven army personnel were buried alive under a snow avalanche in sub sector Hanif Turtuk area of Siachan glacier. However, bodies of only six were recovered. The body of seventh soldier could not be recovered because of heavy snowfall. On April 7 last year, 135 Pakistani soldiers were buried alive in the Siachen area on other side of the LoC. UNI XC RP1636 NNNN

-- (UNI) -- 18DR47.xml

 

Watch News Videos

 

 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Govt clears production of 5L AK-203 rifl...
Hyderabad-based firm serves cooked meals...
Bhopal gas tragedy anniversary: People w...
Bus employees strike: Maharashtra Govt m...
Amarinder is myopic towards the poor: Pu...
HPSC scam: Deepender Hooda gives 15-days...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Vladimir Putin's visit to India wil... 
Paul Stirling becomes Abu Dhabi T10... 
Sara Ali Khan visits Bangla Sahib G... 
Ind vs NZ, 2nd Test: Hosts dominate... 
Launch of global participation camp... 
Comedian Mallika Dua's father, vete... 
Ind vs NZ, 2nd Test: Shubman Gill s... 
FIH Men's Junior WC: India to meet ...