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35 security personnel killed in J&K quake
October 08, 2005 18:07 IST
Last Updated: October 08, 2005 19:05 IST
35 security personnel, including 32 Army jawans and 3 Border Security Force men, were killed and scores of others injured as the massive earthquake damaged bunkers and barracks along the Line of Control in Baramulla, Kupwara and Poonch districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.
The Army has lost 21 soldiers due to bunkers caving in and damage to barracks along LoC in Rampur, Uri, Baramulla and Tangdhar sectors, a defence spokesman told PTI.
Deputy Inspector General of Border Security Force K Srinivasan however said four jawans of the force were killed, one was missing and seven others injured in Uri and Gulmarg sectors of Baramulla due to bunker collapses.
While four BSF personnel were killed and another went missing in Uri sector, seven jawans were injured in Gulmarg sector, Srinivasan said.
One Army jawan was killed in Poonch district, official sources said.
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