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Earthquake , Avalanche And A Terrorist Attack : Not A Great Start To New Year 2016

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source : Times of India . Map showing epicenter of the earthquake.

On January 4th 2016 massive  earthquake shocks jolted the north indian states at 4.36 AM i killing atleast 8 people and injuring more than 100.The earthquake measured around 6.7 on the richter scale.According to Indian met department the earthquake epicenter was at Tamenglong district, in Manipur which is 35 km far from Imphal.

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Army personnel inspecting a damaged building.

Apparently there was a large amount of damage in manipur where many buildings collapsed or suffered huge cracks.NDRF team was dispatched to Assam,while a team of engineers and doctors was also sent  to Manipur to overlook any damage .Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked to Home Minister Rajnath Singh about the situation and was said to be keeping an eye on the situation.

The other states where tremors were felt were , Assam, Manipur, Jharkhand and Bihar.

Avalanche

avalanchefb_647_010416051315While on the other hand , in Jammu Kashmir’s Ladakh region , 4 Jawans were killed in an Avalanche in Numbra valley .The incident occurred around 430 pm when they were patrolling near their post.These army personnel belonged to 3 Ladakh scouts and have been identified as Havaldar Tsewang Nurbu, Havaldar Dorjay Gyaltsan, Rifleman Mohammad Yousuf and Rifleman Jigmaid Chosdup.

Pathankot terror attack

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Secuirty in Pathankot

In the third tragic incident which has been much in news , the Pathankot terror attack is almost finished, with the army successfully killing 6 terrorists. Sanitizing of the air force base is still going on.7 bravehearts have lost their life fighting the terrorits till now in the army operation.It is being said that the terrorists were very well trained and were more dangerous than the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Let’s pray for these souls who lost their lives saving us.

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