Siachen avalanche kills four Indian Army soldiers

Jammu: Four soldiers were killed in an avalanche in Siachen Glacier of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday morning, a defence official said.

Siachen avalanche kills four Indian Army soldiers

Indian soldiers patrolling in Siachen Glacier. Reuters

"An avalanche has killed four jawans of Ladakh Scouts in Siachen Glacier area," a defence official told IANS.

"The incident occurred around 8.30 am yesterday (on Sunday). The names of the deceased are Havaldar Tsewang Nurbu, Havaldar Dorjay Gyaltsan, Rifleman Muhammad Yusuf and rifleman Jigmaid Chosdup," said the official, adding that they were on the Southern Glacier on patrol duty when they were buried in the avalanche.

The bodies of the victims will be handed over to the families after the post-mortem formalities, the official said.

IANS

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Updated Date: Jan 04, 2016 17:55:25 IST

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