2000 jawans stuck in Jammu for 3 days due to bad weather, CRPF seeks IAF help to airlift them

In January this year, 21 people including 15 soldiers had lost their lives after two avalanches hit Gurez Sector of Bandipura district of J&K

Around 2000 CRPF Jawans are stuck in Jammu and Kashmir for three days due to bad weather conditions. Alarmed over the worsening situation, the force has asked Indian Air Force to airlift their soldiers.

Few days back, in an extremely unfortunate incident, 21 people including 15 soldier had lost their lives after two avalanches hit Gurez Sector of Bandipura district of Jammu and Kashmir. In addition, two more jawans have also gone missing.

The police officials confirmed that several soldiers were trapped since last evening after Avalanche hit an army camp in Gurez sector along the Lone of Control. The security officials have launched a massive rescue operation and are making efforts to find the missing soldiers.

“Rescue teams were able to retrieve three bodies from the spot of the incident while some soldiers are still missing,” the official said adding that more soldiers could be trapped.

Meanwhile, on January 25 this year body of an army major was recovered as avalanche hit army camp in Sonamarg district of Jammu and Kashmir. Army sources said that death toll could rise. Eight army men were successfully rescued in the rescue operations. Operations at the Srinagar airport were also suspended following a heavy snowfall.

Every year thousands of people die in avalanche related incidents. Last year about 1,000 people died due to extreme fall in the weather conditions in the northern part of the country.

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