Poonch : ioktimes : A soldier died and others injured after an avalanche hit an navy post in Sawjian area of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
Sources said a post of army’s 40 RR came underneath an avalanche around 4:00 am at KK Galki ahead discipline in Sawjian along the line of control.
Two Army men came beneath the avalanche, news company GNS quoting sources said. “A search operation was began instantly and the duo trapped under snow were evacuated,” they said.
However, one died on the spot and other soldier sepoy Harpreet Singh of Punjab was taken to nearby navy’s health facility for instant treatment, they said.
The deceased has been identified as Lance Naik Sapan Mehra of Kangra, Himachal Pradesh.
Station house officer (SHO), Mandi, Anil Sharma also confirmed the incident.