Army jawan from Himachal dies in accidental mine blast in J-K

Sepoy Kamal Dev Vaidya, aged 27, belonged to Hamirpur district

Army jawan from Himachal dies in accidental mine blast in J-K

Sepoy Kamal Dev Vaidya, aged 27, belonged to Hamirpur district in Himachal.

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 24

Sepoy Kamal Dev Vaidya lost his life in an accidental mine blast while on an operational duty at Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district in J&K on Friday night.

While moving during the duty, Sepoy Vaidya was critically injured in the accidental blast. He was immediately evacuated to the nearest medical facility where he succumbed to his injuries.

Sepoy Vaidya, aged 27, belonged to Hamirpur district in Himachal.

Ghumarwin village plunged into mourning after the news of his death reached his family.

A large number of people gathered at the jawan’s residence and raised anti-Pakistan slogans.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed grief over the demise of  Vaidya.

Former chief minister PK Dhumal also offered condolences to Vaidya’s family and said the jawan’s contribution to the nation will always be remembered.

He is survived by mother Vanita Devi. —with PTI

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