An Indian soldier was killed and another injured in an avalanche in the forward area of Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Thursday. Police sources said the avalanche hit an Army post around 4 a.m. along the Line of Control (LoC).
"Two soldiers were trapped under the avalanche. A rescue operation was immediately started and both were taken out of the debris.”
"One of the soldiers identified as Lance Naik Sapan Mehra has succumbed to his injuries while the other has been shifted to a hospital for treatment," an official said.