Army officer falls into gorge, dies

An army officer was killed after he slipped and rolled down a deep gorge near the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, police said today.

An army officer was killed after he slipped and rolled down a deep gorge near the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of north Kashmir's Bandipora district, police said today.

Captain Prem Kumar Krishan Patil of the army's 36 RR unit slipped into a gorge during a search operation in the forest area close to the LoC yesterday, police said.

They said the injured officer was rushed to a nearby hospital from where he was then shifted to a medical facility here.

However, Patil succumbed to the injuries later in the day, the police said. PTI

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