Two Army jawans killed in heavy snowfall in J&K
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.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- 'Baahubali' becomes first non-Hindi film to cross Rs 500 crore
- Ban on internet porn: Here's why it is impossible
- 'Bajrangi Bhaijaan' impact: Govt agrees to help deaf-and-dumb Indian girl stranded in Pakistan
- Govt doesn't want you to even watch porn in private, blocks over 800 sites
- Personality check: What is the colour of your eyes?