Kupwara, Jan 28: Five army personnel were trapped under snow in Macchil sector along the Line of Control in Kashmir after the track leading to their post caved in on Saturday. According to officials, rescue operations have been launched to save the soldiers.
Earlier today, authoritites issued an avalanche warning for higher reaches of the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh region and also advised people living there not to venture out of their homes till the warnings were withdrawn.
Twenty one people, including 15 army soldiers, died in snow-triggered tragedies, including avalanches, roof collapses etc since Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir. The weather office said the minimum temperature on Saturday here was 0.8 degrees Celsius.