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Snow avalanche kills one in Uttarakhand, three Army personnel injured

Press Trust of India
Feb 07, 2013 at 11:21am IST

Uttarkashi: An employee of the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment was killed and three Army jawans were injured in a snow avalanche at a forward post near the Indo-China border in the district, ITBP sources said here on February 7.

The snow avalanche occurred on February 6 when a SASE team and Army personnel were jointly carrying out a routine exercise near Pulam Sundar post, the last Indian post along the Indo-China border in the district, they said.

The SASE employee killed in the avalanche has been identified as Ramchandra. The three Army personnel injured in the avalanche have been rescued and are being brought in an IAF chopper to Harsil, 73 kms from here, for treatment, they said.

Snow avalanche kills one in Uttarakhand, three injured

The snow avalanche occurred when a SASE team and Army jawans were jointly carrying out a routine exercise.

SASE is a private company that works under the Defence Ministry.

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