Soldier missing after Avalanche hits Kargil

Kashmir Avalanche

A soldier went missing when an avalanche hit an army post in Kargil district of Jammu and Kashmir. The avalanche, triggered by a mild earthquake, hit an army post located at an altitude of 17,500 feet in Kargil sector.

Two soldiers, who were on surveillance duty, were swept away in the avalanche. Immediate rescue operations were launched and one soldier was rescued, an officer said, adding, the second soldier is still missing. The rescued soldier is stable and recovering.

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