3 Soldiers Buried Under Snow

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Kargil: The heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir triggered multiple avalanches, in which an army picket at Batalik sector in Ladakh got buried Thursday afternoon.

The Army has said that bodies of three soldiers hit by avalanche have been recovered. Two soldiers were rescued on Thursday itself.

Army’s Northern Command said specially trained and equipped avalanche rescue teams were employed in Batalik sector to rescue the soldiers trapped in the avalanche.

Earlier, Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment had given avalanche warnings on Thursday for parts of Jammu and Kashmir. The agency had also warned of a high-danger avalanche in Kargil.

Confirming the death of three soldiers, Srinagar based Defense Spokesperson said that five soldiers were buried after a snow avalanche hit Batalik Sector. ‘Three soldiers lose their lives while two have been rescued,” he said.

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