6 soldiers killed as 2 avalanches hit Gurez sector, several missing

Srinagar: Six soldiers were killed while several others are missing after two avalanches in Gurez Sector of Kashmir, an army official said on Thursday, a media report said on Thursday.

An avalanche hit an army camp in Gurez sector of Bandipora district near the Line of Control last evening in which several soldiers were trapped, the army official was quoted by the report to have said. He said rescue operations were launched and seven soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer were saved, the report added.

“Bodies of three soldiers were retrieved his morning,” the report quoted the army official to have said.

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