Solan: A 22-year-old soldier from Solan in Himachal Pradesh was among the four Army personnel killed after being hit by an avalanche in the northern part of the Siachen Glacier, an official spokesperson said on Tuesday, 19 November. Manish was posted in the Dogra Regiment of the Indian Army.
A day ago, six persons including four soldiers and two porters were killed after an avalanche hit Army positions in the Siachen Glacier. The personnel hit by the avalanche were part of a patrolling party consisting eight persons and were in the northern glacier at an altitude of 18,000 feet when the incident happened at 3:30 pm Following the incident, seven individuals who were critically injured, accompanied by medical teams were evacuated by helicopters to nearest military hospital. However, six of them succumbed to extreme hypothermia.