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Four Soldiers, 2 Porters Killed In Siachen Avalanche

New Delhi: 4 troopers and two civilian porters died after they had been trapped in an avalanche on the Siachen Glacier’s northern sector on Monday, officers mentioned.

In keeping with the officers, eight personnel had been trapped in an avalanche at round three p.m. and the Avalanche Rescue Groups from close by posts had been rushed to the situation to drag them out.

The rescuers managed to extricate all of the eight personnel from underneath the particles and 7 critically injured individuals, accompanied by medical groups offering crucial care, had been evacuated by helicopters to the closest Navy Hospital, the place all life saving resuscitative measures had been instituted.

Regardless of greatest efforts, six individuals — 4 troopers and two civilian porters — succumbed to excessive hypothermia, officers mentioned.

“The soldiers were part of a patrol. They had been trapped at a height of between 18,000 and 19,000 feet above sea level after they were hit by a snow avalanche,” a senior Military officer instructed IANS.

The Siachen is the world’s highest battlefield. On a go to to Ladakh final month, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had introduced the reopening of the glacier for vacationers.

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