Kashmir avalanches: Death toll reaches 19

Last Updated: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 21:35

Srinagar: The death toll in the recent twin avalanches in Kashmir Valley reached 19 as search teams on Monday found body of the last missing soldier in Gurez sector of
Bandipora district.

"One more body has been recovered during search operation this morning. All the bodies have now been recovered," an army spokesman said.

The workshop of 109 Infantry Brigade at Dawar in Bandipora on Wednesday night, near the Line of Control, was hit by a massive avalanche. Twenty-nine jawans were buried under the snow.

While 13 personnel were rescued, 13 bodies were recovered on Thursday. Earlier, the bodies of two missing jawans were retrieved from the debris of the avalanche on Friday and
yesterday.

Three army jawans were killed in another avalanche that hit an army camp in Sonamarg area of Central Kashmir Ganderbal district on Wednesday.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 27, 2012 - 20:12

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