Soldier missing after avalanche hits army post in Kargil sector

, 9:58 PM IST

Udhampur (Jammu and Kashmir): One soldier has been missing after a natural avalanche triggered by a mild earthquake hit an Army Post located at an altitude of 17500 feet in Kargil Sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

Two soldiers, who were on surveillance duty, were washed away in the avalanche. Immediate rescue operations were launched in which one soldier could be rescued; while the second soldier is still missing.

Rescue operations are currently underway to find the missing soldier. (ANI)