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Two Army jawans killed in heavy snowfall in J&K

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013 - 18:34

Srinagar: Two Army personnel were killed due to heavy snowfall in Nougam sector near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Friday, Army said.

"Two jawans were killed due to weather vagary at Padam Post in Nougam sector," Army spokesman Col B Pandey said.

He said the exact cause of the incident was not known due to communication breakdown.
A helicopter was sent to the scene to evacuate the bodies but could not land due to bad weather, the spokesman said.

Kashmir Valley is witnessing heavy snowfall in higher reaches including areas near the LoC since yesterday.


First Published: Friday, January 18, 2013 - 18:34

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