Army Officer Among 3 Soldiers Dead After Fall Into Jammu And Kashmir Gorge

The Armymen were conducting an operation when the incident took place. (Representational)


An Army officer was among 3 soldiers killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara after they fell into a deep gorge.

A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) and two other Armymen were conducting a regular operation at Machhal sector in Kupwara when their vehicle skidded off a snow-covered track and they were flung into the gorge, the Army said. The bodies of the soldiers have been recovered.

“Incident #ChinarWarriors in #Machhal Sector. During a regular op task in forward area, a party of 01 JCO & 02 OR slipped into a deep gorge, when snow on the track gave way. Mortal remains of all the three #bravehearts have been retrieved. Further details follow. @NorthernComd_IA” the Army’s Chinar Corps tweeted from its official handle.

The incident took place around 6.30 pm last evening. The area where the accident took place has been receiving heavy snowfall for the past few days. Further details on the incident are yet to come in.

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