Avalanche Kills 3 Soldiers In North Kashmir

File photo of army soldier patrolling along LoC in snow.

Srinagar- Three soldiers were killed on Friday after coming under an avalanche along the Line of Control (LoC) in Machhil sector of Kupwara district, police said.

“In an unfortunate incident, 3 jawans of army’s 56 RR died in the line of duty in Machhil area when they came under an avalanche,” police said.

The bodies of all the three soldiers have been retrieved.

The avalanche hit the snow bound Machhil sector, just a day ahead of a fresh snow spell in the higher reaches predicted by the meteorological department.

According to the weather department “cloudy with possibility of light to moderate rain in plains and snowfall at scattered places over higher reaches” has been forecast on Nov 19 and 20.

Meanwhile, Defence sources said that a fresh weather advisory has been shared with the soldiers guarding forward posts, and they have been asked to take precautions while performing duties in avalanche prone areas.

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