8 Indian soldiers trapped in snow as avalanche hits Siachen

ANI/New Delhi
Filed on November 18, 2019 | Last updated on November 18, 2019 at 07.45 pm
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(ANI file)

The Army personnel hit by the avalanche were part of a patrolling party.

An avalanche hit Army positions in the Siachen Glacier after which eight personnel are stuck under snow, Army sources said.

The avalanche had hit the Army positions in the northern glacier at around 3:30pm today.

The altitudes in the northern glacier are around 18,000 feet and above. The Army personnel hit by the avalanche were part of a patrolling party consisting eight persons and were in the northern glacier when the incident happened.

Sources said that the patrolling party, including porters, were evacuating another person who had fallen sick at his post.

All possible efforts are being made by the force to recover the troops from under the snow where the temperatures below minus 30 degrees are common during the winters.

Siachen Glacier is the world's highest battlefield and more troops have been killed in weather and terrain-related incidents in the area than in enemy firing.

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