Srinagar: Five Indian army soldiers rescued from an avalanche hit area in Machhil sector of Kupwara district along Line of Control (LoC) on January 28 died at a hospital in Srinagar on Monday, an army spokesperson said.
The army men were shifted to Srinagar today for specialized treatment.
The five Army soldiers who had been trapped under snow after the caving in of track in Machill sector on 28 Jan and subsequently rescued after a gruelling day-long mission, were today evacuated to Srinagar, despite persistent poor weather conditions, for specialist medical care, said the army spokesperson. Unfortunately, all the brave-hearts have succumbed to their injuries.
He said the mortal remains of fourteen army men, who were buried under an avalanche earlier in Gurez sector, were brought to Srinagar today in Air Force helicopters.
At least twenty army men were killed at three different locations in Kashmir when avalanches hit their posts.
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