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Monday, March 21, 2016

Another soldier died in Avalanche, Family shocked

Another soldier died in Avalanche,

Family shocked

New Delhi: On the third day of a gruelling search operation, rescue teams of the Army on Sunday, 20th March 2016 recovered the body of the soldier who went missing in Kargil after an avalanche earlier this week. Sepoy VijayKumar K's body was recovered from under 12 feet of snow.

The search operation continued for three days despite adverse weather conditions and upto fifteen feet of snow in the area of avalanche. Avalanche rescue dogs, deep penetration radars and metal detectors were also pressed into service in the rescue operation.

The martyr, who belongs to Vallaramapuram village of Thirunelvelli District of Tamil Nadu, is survived by his parents and two younger sisters. Army is in the process of evacuating the jawan's mortal remains from the area and taking his body to the base camp in Kargil after which they will be moved to his native place where the cremation ceremony will take place with full military honours.

Lt Gen DS Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command, has expressed his deep condolences to the family of Sepoy Vijay Kumar.
An avalanche triggered by a mild earthquake had hit an Army post located at an altitude of 17, 500 feet in Kargil Sector of Jammu and Kashmir at about 10.45 am on March 17, 2016. Two soldiers were on surveillance duty when their post was hit by the avalanche.

Rescue operations were launched in which one soldier was rescued. Sepoy Sujit, the soldier who was rescued on the first day itself is medically stable and recovering well.

Last month, 10 Army personnel were killed in when an avalanche hit the Siachen Glaciers in Jammu and Kashmir close to the Line of Control. Lance Naik Hanamanthapa was found alive buried under 30 feet of snow after 5 days of the incident. He later died at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi.

 The Army  had recovered the bodies nine other jawans after two weeks of incessant rescue work in the tough terrains of the region
Family members and relatives of Sepoy Vijay Kumar K were shocked mourn his demise. A relative said that he was the only earning member in the family

His family is very poor.We demand that they must be rightfully compensated & job must be provided so that they can sustain their lives, he urged.

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