Five Indian Army soldiers have lost their lives due to avalanche. Not only this, many local people have also lost their lives due to avalanche in the valley.
The name of five soldiers who have lost their lives are:
- Naik Purushottam Kumar
- Naik Rameshwar Lal
- Gunner Ranjit Singh
- Sepoy Chandrabhan Chaurasia
- Rifleman Laxman BC
Four soldiers have lost their lives in Machhal Sector of Kupwara while one soldier died in Tangdhar Sector.
#LtGenRanbirSingh, #ArmyCdrNC and all ranks salute the supreme sacrifice of Naik Purushottam Kumar, Naik Rameshwar Lal, Gunner Ranjit Singh and Sepoy Chandrabhan Chaurasia; offer deepest condolences to the families. @adgpi @PIB_India @SpokespersonMoD pic.twitter.com/2F2yz756i9— NorthernComd.IA (@NorthernComd_IA) January 15, 2020
According to sources, due to heavy snowfall in the last 72 hours, Many soldiers and civilians have been rescued by Indian Army. One BSF constable Ganga Bara lost his life when he and his team, deployed on high reaches of Naugham sector on LC.
Even earlier, on 3 December 2019, four army personnel died in two separate incidents of avalanches near the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir.