Kashmir avalanche: 20 army personnel killed in 6 days, 5 soldiers from Macchil sector succumb to injuries today


NEW DELHI: At least 25 people including 20 army personnel have killed in avalanches in Gurez, Kupawara sector of Jammu and Kashmir within six days caused by fresh snow across Kashmir, while five army personnel tangling under snow after the caving in of track in Machill sector of J&K on Saturday succumbed to injuries on Monday.

According to report, the five soldiers belong to 56 Rashtriya Rifles and were on routine counter insurgency duties when the mishap took place.
The mortal body of the soldiers will be taken to their native places on Tuesday for last rites.