Soldier killed, 2 others injured as avalanche hits army post in J-K’s Kupwara district

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The avalanche warning was issued in Kupwara, Bandipora and Baramulla districts of north Kashmir.

 

A soldier was killed and two others were injured after an avalanche hit an Army post in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday.

According to the official report, the avalanche hit the Army post near the Line of Control (LoC) at Roshan Post in Tangdhar area of north Kashmir's Kupwara district on Tuesday night at 8 pm.

As per the report, an Army soldier was killed and two others were injured in the incident.

According to the report, three soldiers swept away. However, they were immediately rescued and shifted to a hospital. Later, one among them identified as Rifleman Nikhil Sharma (25) of army 7 Rashtriya Rifles was declared brought dead by the doctors.

The avalanche warning was issued in Kupwara, Bandipora and Baramulla districts of north Kashmir and Ganderbal district in central Kashmir.

 

With inputs from Agency

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