Jammu, Dec 25 : Two Army soldiers died and one was seriously injured as a barrack collapsed at Machedi in Kathua district on Friday.
Officials told that the injured soldier has been referred to Military Hospital Pathankot. PRO Defence Jammu Lt Col Devinder Anand confirmed the incident.
The officials said a rescue operation was immediately launched and the trapped soldiers were evacuated to civil hospital in a serious condition.
Two of them, JCO S N Singh (45) of Sonipat in Haryana and Naik Pervez Kumar (39) of Samba in Jammu and Kashmir, were declared brought dead, they said.
Soldier Mangal Singh (46) of Panipat in Haryana, who was seriously injured, was referred to Military Hospital, Pathankot for specialised treatment, the officials said.