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10 Army soldiers missing in Siachen avalanche

Ten Army Personnel, Including A Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), Were Today Trapped Under A Mass Of Snow After An Avalanche Hit A Military Post At Siachen Glacier In Jammu And Kashmir.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Feb 2016, 05:43:18 PM


Ten army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were today trapped under a mass of snow after an avalanche hit a military post at Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir.

The avalanche hit a high altitude post situated at 19000 feet in Northern Glacier sector in Ladakh region in wee hours of this morning, Defence PRO at Udhampur-based Northern Command Col S D Goswami said.

One JCO and 9 other ranks of Indian Army came under the avalanche, the PRO said.

Army and IAF have launched rescue operation. 

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First Published : 03 Feb 2016, 05:41:00 PM