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Army personnel stuck under snow after avalanche in Siachen; rescue operation underway

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 18 November 2019, 22:53 IST

At least eight army jawans were trapped under snow after avalanche hit an Indian army post in the Siachen Glaciers today, Army source said.

 

 


As per the reports, the avalanche took place at 3:30 pm in the northern glacier at an altitude of 18,000 feet, ANI reported.

 

"The soldiers were part of a patrol. They have been trapped at a height of between 18,000 and 19,000 feet above sea level after they were hit by a snow avalanche. Operations have been launched and are underway to search and rescue them," a senior Army official told IANS.

 

Meanwhile, a massive search and rescue operations have been underway.

 

First published: 18 November 2019, 22:30 IST
 
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