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Army soldier dies after falling into gorge in Gurez

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Srinagar, Feb 27: A soldier died after he fell into a deep gorge following an avalanche in Gurez sector along the Line of Control in north Kashmir, Army said on Thursday.

“Sepoy Karnail Singh, 22, was deployed on the forward post in Gurez sector. On February 26, owing to sudden snow avalanche, he fell into a deep gorge,” an army official said.

He said Singh was rescued and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar, where he succumbed.

The army on Thursday paid tributes to Singh at the Badami Bagh Cantonment.

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