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Three army soldiers go missing after an avalanche hits Gurez camp

Published by Kashmir News Trust on December 12, 2017, 11:54 am

Kashmir News Trust Web Desk

Bandipora: A couple of soldiers went missing after an avalanche hit an army camp in Baktore area of Gurez in North Kashmir's Bandipora district on Monday night.

The avalanche struck following snowfall in the area.

Confirming the incident, an official said that at least three soldiers from 36 Rashtriya Rifles of Indian Army have been missing and efforts are on to trace them.

He said that more than five feet snow has accumulated as it is snowing continuously since Sunday.

Pertinently, this year in January at least 22 Army soldiers died due to snow furry in Gurez and Sonmarg areas of North Kashmir.