Macchil Snow Cave In: All Army Personnel Succumbs To Injuries

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Srinagar: All the 5 Army soldiers who had been trapped under snow after the caving in of track in Machill sector on 28 Jan succumb to injuries.

Five army personnel were trapped under snow in Macchil sector along the Line of Control in Kashmir after the track leading to their post caved in on Saturday.

“The snow track leading to an army post caved in at Macchil this morning, resulting in five soldiers getting trapped under the snow,” officials said. They said rescue operations have been launched to save the soldiers.

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They were later on rescued successfully and sent to hospital for treatments. But unfortunately 5 of them passed away today.

As many as 21 persons, including 15 army men, have been killed since Wednesday due to avalanches and snowfall-related incidents in Kashmir Valley.

Authorities have issued a high danger avalanche warning in hilly parts of snow-bound Kashmir Valley in view of fresh snowfall.

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Sunday that heavy shelling by the Pakistan troops, ecological imbalance and global warming are the sole reasons for the cause of recent increased avalanches.