Six dead, including four soldiers and two porters, after an avalanche hit an Indian army patrol team in Siachen – India News, Firstpost
A team of army personnel patrolling the Siachen Glacier was hit by an avalanche on Monday that held some soldiers.
Six people, including four soldiers and two porters, were killed after an avalanche hit an Indian army team on patrol of the Siachen Glacier on Monday.
The Indian army informed ANI that all eight employees had been pulled out of the avalanche rubble and taken to the nearest military hospital, accompanied by medical teams. The four soldiers and two porters succumbed to extreme hypothermia, ANI reported.
The avalanche hit the army positions in the northern glacier at around 3:30 p.m. on Monday.
The heights of the northern glacier are about 18,000 feet and more.
The army personnel hit by the avalanche were part of an eight-man patrol group and were in the northern glacier at the time of the incident.
The Siachen Glacier is the highest battlefield in the world, and weather and terrain incidents in the region have killed more troops than enemy fire.
India has had troops stationed on its territory since 1984 after Pakistan attempted to usurp the glacier by sending its troops and mountaineering expeditions to the area.
With inputs from ANI