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13 army men killed, 15 injured in avalanche in JK

Written by: Staff

Srinagar, Feb 8: At least 13 army personnel, including an officer, were killed and 15 seriously injured in an avalanche in Jammu Kashmir on Monday, Feb 8.

An army spokesman, Colonel J S Brar said, "Scores more were still missing and rescuers were searching for them in deep snow."

He further said, "The dead included an officer, Lt Prateek, and twelve other ranks from the Army's prestigious High Altitude Warfare School."

Some of those seriously injured are in a critical condition in a hospital in the scenic tourist spot of Gulmarg.

JK: 6 army men killed, 450 trapped in avalanche

According to the latest reports, at least six Indian army soldiers have been killed and more than 450 trapped in an avalanche in Jammu Kashmir.

A defence official said, "A massive avalanche rolled down in the Khilanmarg mountain, engulfing a high altitude warfare camp set up by the army there."

"About 70 soldiers have been rescued so far from under the avalanche debris," the defence official added.

JK: Avalanche traps 40 army personnel

Rescue teams are being rushed to Khilanmarg as an avalanche has left at least 40 army personnel trapped.

Quoting defense sources, media reports say that the personnel of the army's high altitude warfare school came in the way of the avalanche when they were on their to Khilanmarg, located about 70 kms away from Srinagar. They left Gulmarg on Monday, Feb 8 morning.

Rescue operations are underway as army and police teams were rushed to the spot.

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