Omar aggrieved over death of jawans in avalanche

Last Updated: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:35

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah Thursday expressed his "heart-felt condolences" to the families of soldiers killed in two avalanches that struck the Kashmir Valley.

"Heart-felt condolences to the families of those soldiers
who lost their loved ones in the avalanches today (in)
Kashmir," Omar wrote on micro-blogging website Twitter.

The Chief Minister said he was sending his minister with
a personal message of condolence to the Army`s Srinagar-based
15 Corps General Officer Commanding (GOC) Lt Gen S A Hasnain.
At least 11 Army jawans were killed and several others
feared trapped when avalanches struck two Army camps in
Ganderbal and Bandipora districts of the Valley today.

The first avalanche struck the workshop of 109 infantry
brigade of Army posted at Dawar in Gurez area of Bandipora
district during the intervening night in which eight soldiers
were killed.

Three jawans were killed in another avalanche that struck
their camp in Sonamarg area of Ganderbal district.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 12:35

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