7 men swept away by an avalanche in Kupwara, Kashmir
Six BSF men were on Tuesday swept away by an avalanche near the LOC in Kupwara, Kahsmir, which include 5 army men and 2 BSF men. According to Army sources, avalanche rescue teams have been dispatched to the affected areas to rescue trapped Jawans.
This is the first major avalanche that has been reported this season so far. The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been affected by a severe cold wave this year with many parts of the Valley buried deep under snow. The army has started major rescue operations and rescue teams have been launched by army helicopters.