Avalanche hit an army post
Two soldiers were buried alive when a snow avalanche hit an Army post in Machil sector of Kupwara district in north Kashmir on Thursday.
Security forces later launched a search operation to recover body of one of the soldiers in critical condition who later succumbed to injuries.
The search was on to find another soldier.
Lt. Col N N Joshi, PRO Defense, Srinagar, confirmed the incident and said that rescue operations to search the missing trooper were on.
Pertinently, two troopers went missing last month when the duo slipped from a mountain track in this sector. One of them was later declared dead, while the other is still missing.
(Posted on 09-01-2014)