4 Soldiers, 2 Porters Dead After Avalanche Hits Army Patrol In Siachen

Four army personnel and two civilians have been killed after being buried under the snow following an avalanche at the Siachen Glacier on Monday.

Reports said that at least eight army jawans were buried under the snow as the avalanche hit the army post at Siachen glacier in Ladakh. The avalanche hit the Army position in the northern glacier at around 3:30 pm on Monday. The Army troops immediately launched the rescue and recovery operations.

All eight personnel were pulled out of the avalanche debris. “Seven individuals who were critically injured, accompanied by medical teams, providing critical care were evacuated by helicopters to the nearest Military Hospital, where all lifesaving resuscitative measures were instituted,” an official statement by the army said.