An avalanche hit Indian Army Post located in Kargil sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday. Two soldiers were on the surveillance duty at that time and one of them was successfully rescued in the search operations launched immediately. As the reports are pouring in, Army rescue team has found another soldier, unfortunately, he could not survive.
ANI reported, “Army recovers mortal remains of Sepoy Vijay Kumar K from under 12 feet snow after which they will be moved to his native place.”
MET Department has also issued medium danger’ avalance warning for areas above 3,000 metres altitude of Kupwara, Baramula, Bandipur, Kargil & Gandarbal districts of J&K.
Mortal remains of Sepoy Vijay Kumar K recovered from under 12 feet snow,he went went missing after avalanche hit Army post in Kargil sector
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Earlier Army’s Northern Command spokesperson Col. SD Goswami informed the media, “An avalanche triggered by a mild earthquake hit an army post located at an altitude of 17,500 feet in Kargil sector of Jammu and Kashmir at about 10.45pm on March 17 and two soldiers who were on surveillance duty were washed away.”
He also told that the rescue operations were launched soon after it and one of the soldiers was rescued. He said, “One soldier could be rescued, while the second soldier is still missing. The rescued soldier is medically stable and is recovering. Rescue operations to locate the missing soldier are currently on in spite of the adverse weather conditions.”
The Army had intensified its search operations from today morning and now have recovered another soldier. The news has come as another shock to entire nation, last month 10 soldiers, including one officer, were killed in an avalanche.