At least one ITBP jawan died and five feared dead after avalanche hits Namgya region of Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur-Tibet border on Wednesday, reports news agency PTI.
A rescue operation by the Indo-Tibetan Police Force is underway. According to media reports, district Police is also helping with the rescue operations.
Himachal Pradesh: Operation underway to rescue 5 jawans trapped in snow after an avalanche hit them in Namgya region of Kinnaur district. pic.twitter.com/zqMslXBBgE— ANI (@ANI) February 20, 2019
The avalanche occurred at around 11 am this morning. The six jawans belonged to the Army's JK Rifles unit, reported PTI. The avalanche hit them on the Sino-India border.
"The body of one jawan had been recovered, whereas five bodies were yet to be traced," Kinnaur Deputy Commissioner Gopal Chand said that
Further details are awaited.