J&K: Snowfall triggers multiple avalanches burrying Army Post in Batalik Sector, 2 soldiers out of 5 rescued; rescue ops for 3 in progress.
Srinagar: At least five soldiers got trapped on Thursday after multiple avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall hit an army post in Batalik Sector in Jammu and Kashmir.
According to media report, two out of the five soldiers have been evacuated while rescue operation to bring out remaining three is in progress.
The official Twitter handler confirmed the report and tweeted, “Unprecedented snowfall triggers multiple avalanches; a Post in Batalik Sector buried, 2 soldiers out of 5 rescued. @adgpi 1/2.”
“Rescue operation for balance three soldiers in progress. Specially trained & equipped Avalanche Rescue Teams employed. @adgpi 2/2,” it said. @adgpi 2/2,” it said.