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After miraculous rescue, Lance Naik taken from Siachen to hospital in Delhi

New Delhi: Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who was miraculously found alive after remaining buried in snow for six days, was on Tuesday flown to the Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi from the Siachen glacier.

His condition is critical but stable and he is undergoing various tests in the hospital, army sources said.

Earlier, he was evacuated to the army's base camp at Siachen glacier, from where was flown to Delhi in a special air ambulance.

Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad. Image courtesy: IBNLive

Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad. Image courtesy: IBNLive

He was brought to the Palam technical airport and airlifted to the hospital, the sources said.

Koppad, who hails from Karnataka, was found alive on Monday after being buried under 25 feet of snow for six days following an avalanche hitting his post at the altitude of 19,600 feet close to the Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan where the temperature was minus 45 degrees Celsius.

Lt Gen D S Hooda, Northern Army Commander, said, "Five bodies have been recovered so far and four bodies have been identified," he has said.


Published Date: Feb 09, 2016 13:49 PM | Updated Date: Feb 09, 2016 13:49 PM

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