Fresh avalanche hits army post in J&K's Kupwara sector, soldiers rescued

Three personnel have been rescued as rescue operations by the army are underway.

Fresh avalanche hits army post in J&K

All soldiers were rescued after being trapped under snow when they were travelling on caved in at Machil sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district on Saturday.

Three personnel have been rescued as rescue operations by the arsnow tracksmy are underway.

Authorities had already issued a high danger avalanche warning for the hilly areas of Kashmir valley for the next 24 hours.

An official spokesman said the warning has been issued for avalanche-prone slopes of Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Ganderbal, Kulgam and Budgam and Kargil district of Kashmir division.

Deputy Commissioners of Kashmir division, including Leh and Kargil, have been asked to take precautionary measures in their districts and advised people not to venture in avalanche-prone areas.

On Wednesday, two avalanches had hit a military post and a patrol along the Line of Control or de facto border between India and Pakistan, killing 15 in the Gurez sector.

Police on Saturday said bodies of missing soldiers were recovered from avalanche-hit Gurez sector, taking the death toll in the incident to 15.

"Five bodies of soldiers were recovered from the avalanche site by rescue teams in Gurez today. The death toll of army personnel has now risen to 15," a police official said on Saturday.