Army officer among 3 killed in landslide in Uttarkhand

Three persons, including an army officer and a jawan, were killed today in a landslide at Kedardanda area located in the higher reaches of Uttarkashi district.

Updated: Sep 19, 2012, 13:59 PM IST

Dehradun: Three persons, including an army officer and a jawan, were killed today in a landslide at Kedardanda area located in the higher reaches of Uttarkashi district.

A Subedar Major, a jawan and a local porter were killed after being caught in the landslide when a five-member Army team was returning from routine patrolling of Kedar peak, Uttarkashi SP Rajiv Swarup said.

Dehradun: Three persons, including an army officer and a jawan, were killed today in a landslide at Kedardanda area located in the higher reaches of Uttarkashi district.

A Subedar Major, a jawan and a local porter were killed after being caught in the landslide when a five-member Army team was returning from routine patrolling of Kedar peak, Uttarkashi SP Rajiv Swarup said.

A Disaster Response Force contingent has been dispatched to the spot to help in rescue operations, he said.

A team from Army`s Harsil base camp regularly goes for patrolling of the peak, the SP said.

PTI