SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, April 7 (Xinhua) -- At least three troopers went missing, while as two were rescued after multiple avalanches triggered by snowfall hit army post in Indian-controlled Kashmir, officials said.
The post was hit in Batalik sector near Kargil district of Ladakh division in Kashmir.
"Today unprecedented snowfall triggered multiple avalanches, during which a post in Batalik sector was buried along with five troopers," Indian army spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia told Xinhua on Thursday. "Two out of five troopers were rescued, while as search for remaining ones is going on."
According to Kalia, the military has employed specially trained and well equipped avalanche rescue teams in the area to carry out searches.
Earlier this year, 14 Indian troopers were killed after avalanches hit them in Tulail of Gurez area in Bandipora district.
Incessant rains and snowfall are going on in Indian-controlled Kashmir for the past three days. On Thursday water level in rivers and streams surpassed the danger mark, triggered fear of floods among residents.
Kashmir has a rugged terrain. Landslides and avalanches are often triggered from its mountains during frequent rains and heavy snowfall, the region receives.