J&K: Avalanche hits Army post in Kupwara, 1 dead, 2 injured

Lubna Fayaz

Srinagar (NVI): A soldier was killed and two others were injured after an avalanche hit an Army post in Tangdhar sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Wednesday.

According to the official sources, Army unit of 7 RR was swept by an avalanche this morning at a forward area in Tangdhar sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

“Three soldiers came under the avalanche. However, following the efforts of jawans, all of them were evacuated and were shifted to a nearby hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, one soldier succumbed to his injuries,” the officials said.

The deceased soldier has been identified as Nikhil Sharma by the officials.

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