3 soldiers killed in avalanche at Kupwara

SRINAGAR — Three soldiers were killed in an avalanche at Machil area of Kupwara district in North Kashmir on Friday.

Reports said, three soldiers of 56 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) were killed after they came under an avalanche at Machil area of the district.

They said that the bodies of all the soldiers have been retrieved and they have been identified as Souvik Hajra, Mukesh Kumar and Gaikwad Manoj Laxman Rao.

An official while talking to media said, “In an unfortunate incident, three jawans of Army’s 56-RR achieved martyrdom in the line of duty in Machil area when they came under an avalanche.” — (KIMS)