Army officer among three killed in landslide in Uttarkashi

Three persons, including an army officer and a jawan, were killed today in a landslide at Kedardanda area located in the higher reaches of Uttarkashi district.

A Subedar Major, a jawan and a local porter were killed after being caught in the landslide when a five-member Army team was returning from routine patrolling of Kedar peak, Uttarkashi SP Rajiv Swarup said.

A Disaster Response Force contingent has been dispatched to the spot to help in rescue operations, he said.

A team from Army's Harsil base camp regularly goes for patrolling of the peak, the SP said.

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