Avalanche kills 4 soldiers in Indian Kashmir

2015-04-04 16:42
(Prakash Mathema, AFP)

(Prakash Mathema, AFP)

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Srinagar - An official says four soldiers were killed in Indian Kashmir after their vehicle was buried in an avalanche in the Himalayan region.

District official Swagat Biswas says army troops have recovered the bodies of three soldiers killed in the avalanche that struck Chang La village in Leh district late on Friday.

He said rescue workers were digging through snow drifts on Saturday to find the body of a fourth soldier, also feared killed in the avalanche.

No other details were immediately available. Leh is about 435km east of Srinagar, the main city in Indian-controlled Kashmir.

Avalanches and landslides are common in Kashmir, which is divided between India and neighbouring Pakistan.


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