Four more bodies of soldiers were recovered from the site of the avalanche in the Gurez area of Kashmir, taking the death toll to 14, the police said on Friday.

An avalanche hit an army camp in Gurez sector of Bandipora district near the Line of Control on Wednesday evening in which several soldiers were trapped, an army official had said. 

The official said another avalanche hit a patrol party which was on its way to a post in Gurez sector last evening.

Army officials said rescue operations were launched and seven soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer were saved.

On Wednesday, an officer was killed in an avalanche at Sonamarg in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district while four members of a family died in another avalanche in Gurez sector.

Authorities have issued a high danger avalanche warning in hilly parts of snow-bound Kashmir valley in view of fresh snowfall which has been going on intermittently for past three days.

with inputs from PTI