Army man slips to death
Srinagar: An Army soldier died after he fell into a deep gorge while patrolling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of north Kashmir, officials said on Saturday.
Subedar Yamuna Prasad Paneru (36) was leading a patrol along the LoC on Thursday. He slipped and fell down around a hundred meters on a one-foot wide ridge with the deep gorge on the sides, they said.
According to the officials, the soldier was immediately rescued by his team, administered first-aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital here. He succumbed to severe injuries at the hospital.
An Army spokesperson said Chinar Corps Commander Lt Gen B S Raju and all other ranks paid homage to the soldier at a ceremony held at Badamibagh.