JCO, 2 soldiers dead after fall into J&K gorge | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: A junior commissioned officer and two soldiers died after slipping in the snow and falling into a deep gorge in Machhal sector along the Line of Control in Kupwara district late Tuesday.
A defence spokesperson said the three-member team was on a routine operational task. While the team was moving towards a forward post, the snow gave way, causing the trio to plunge into the gorge.
Troops from the nearest post immediately launched a search and rescue operation. The bodies were recovered early Wednesday.
The deceased were identified as naib subedar Parshotam Kumar (43) from Jammu’s Bishnah district; havaldar Amrik Singh (39) from Himachal Pradesh’s Una district; and sepoy Amit Sharma (23) from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh.

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