Death toll from deadly Kashmir avalanches rises to 25
The death toll from a series of avalanches in Kashmir has climbed to 25 after five Indian soldiers pulled alive from beneath heavy snow died of their injuries, the military said Monday. The seriously injured troops were rescued Saturday after a day-long mission along the de facto border that divides the disputed territory with Pakistan. They had been approaching a border post along the Line of Control (LoC) when their track caved in. Hostile weather prevented the soldiers from being flown to a base hospital in the main city of Srinagar 140 kilometres (87 miles) away until Monday, but they…
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