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Two army jawans killed in heavy snowfall in Kashmir

January 18, 2013 17:05 IST

Two army personnel were killed due to heavy snowfall in Nougam Sector near the Line of Control in Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Friday.

"Two jawans were killed due to weather vagary at Padam Post in Nougam sector," army spokesman Colonel B Pandey said.

He said the exact cause of the incident was not known due to a communication breakdown.

A helicopter was sent to the scene to evacuate the bodies but could not land due to the bad weather, the spokesman said.

Kashmir Valley is witnessing heavy snowfall in higher reaches including areas near the LoC since on Thursday.

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