Three soldiers killed in avalanche in Machhil

SRINAGAR: Three army personnel were killed today when an avalanche struck their post in Machhil sector, the Army said. “In an unfortunate incident of avalanche in Machhil sector, the Army lost three valiant soldiers,” an army official said. The bodies of the soldiers have been recovered, the official said, adding further details were awaited. Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti expressed deep sorrow over the death of three soldiers in Machhil sector of Kupwara district who were killed when their post came under an avalanche today.
The chief minister conveyed her sympathies to the families of dead soldiers, officials said.
Mufti also expressed grief over the death of three people in a road accident at Budhal, Nowshera, today, they said. Meanwhile, she directed the Jammu divisional administration to ensure that the injured in the accident were provided all possible assistance, officials said.
She also directed that the critically injured be airlifted to Jammu for specialised treatment.