J-K avalanche: Parrikar extends condolences to bereaved families

| Updated: Jan 26, 2017 21:54 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 26 (ANI): Expressing grief over loss of lives due to the avalanche that struck army camp in Gurez Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday extended his condolences to bereaved families. "Heartfelt condolences to families of our Armymen who have lost their lives in avalanches in J&K in the past two days," Parrikar tweeted. At least 10 Army personnel have lost their lives in avalanche that the army camp here yesterday. Rescue operations were immediately launched in the extremely bad weather and heavy snow fall. In another avalanche in the same area yesterday, one Army patrol moving towards the post went missing. The area continues to receive heavy snow fall. Braving inhospitable weather conditions, rescue operations are in progress. (ANI)