New Delhi: At least four army personnel and two civilians have been killed following an avalanche at the Siachen Glacier on Monday.
The initial 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.
Four soldiers died after being trapped in snow for hours after an avalanche hit Army positions in northern Siachen Glacier. Two porters also died in the accident. The soldiers were a part of a patrolling group of eight; they died due to extreme hypothermia, defence officials said.
The Army launched a massive search and rescue operation to bring back the trapped soldiers. All the soldiers were pulled out of the debris; seven were critically injured. The soldiers were evacuated by helicopters to the nearest military hospital where they are undergoing treatment.