Several Army personnel killed in avalanche in Kashmir

via published on February 8, 2010

SRINAGAR: At least six soldiers of the Indian Army were killed and more than 450 trapped on Monday when a massive avalanche struck a high altitude

“A massive avalanche rolled down in the Khilanmarg mountain, engulfing a high altitude warfare camp set up by the army there. About 70 soldiers have been rescued so far from under the avalanche debris,” a defence official said.

A massive rescue and relief operation has been started in the area.

A police officer said six bodies have been recovered from beneath the avalanche debris.

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