Jammu & Kashmir

Another army personnel killed as lightning strikes in Gulmarg, second incident in 24 hours

Baramulla: An Army personnel was killed when lightning struck their post at Ganesh post and Himatt post during the intervening night of Thursday-Friday along the Line of Control (LoC) in Gulmarg area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Reports said that the Rifleman identified as Mandeep Singh Negi, son of Satpal Singh Negi of Vill-Saknoli Uttrakhand (23) of 11-Gharwal, died due to lightining strike while performing his duty at Gulmarg.

Officials said the dead body of Army personnel was shifted to Sub District Hospital (SDH) Tangmarg for legal formalities.

The dead body will be taken to Srinagar Army headquarter where from the corpse will be handed over to the family.

Earlier, an army personnel was killed and two others injured when lightning struck their post along the Line of Control in Poonch district early Friday morning, officials said

The lightning struck Khalsa II post of army’s 40 Rashtriya Rifles in Sawjian sector in which the Rifleman Mandeep Singh, died while two others were injured, the officials said. SHO Mandi Manzoor Kohli also confirmed the incident to Global News Service.


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