Srinagar, 18 November (IANS). An avalanche hit a military outpost at a military post on the Line of Control (LoC) in Tangdhar sector of Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, while an army soldier was killed and two others were injured.
Police sources said that around 8 pm on Tuesday night, an avalanche in this sector occurred at the Roshan checkpoint on the Line of Control.
Sources said, three soldiers were hit by avalanches. He was immediately rescued and taken to the hospital, where one of the injured, identified as Rifleman Nikhil Kumar Sharma, was declared dead by doctors. The other two soldiers are undergoing treatment in the hospital.
Avalanches usually occur in the high mountain areas of Kashmir after heavy snowfall, causing loss of life and property.