Several Army jawans are stuck under snow after an avalanche hit an Army post in the Siachen Glacier, Army sources have said.
New Delhi, November 18:
Several Army jawans are stuck under snow after an avalanche hit an Army post in the Siachen Glacier, Army sources have said. The avalanche hit the Army position in the northern glacier at around 3:30 pm on Monday.
The Army troops have begun the rescue and recovery operations.
Army sources have said that a total of eight Army personnel hit by the avalanche were part of a patrolling party. The Army personnel were in the Siachen Glacier when the incident happened.
The avalanche had taken place in the Northern Glacier where the altitude is around 18,000 feet and above.
Army Sources: Avalanche hits Army positions in the Siachen Glacier where some Army jawans are stuck under snow. Rescue and recovery operations are on by the troops. The avalanche had taken place in the Northern Glacier where altitude is around 18,000 feet and above pic.twitter.com/djaAlTp0qq
— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2019
In February this year, 10 Army jawans got trapped under 35 feet of snow after a wall of ice came crashing down on them at the Siachen Glacier.
A team of 150 Army men, including a group specialised in glaciated terrain, rushed to the site for an around-the-clock rescue operation.
After hours of the excruciating rescue operation in the extreme weather, the rescue team found Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad. He was buried under a thick bed of ice at 19,500 feet at the Siachen Glacier.
However, the sole Siachen survivor died three days after being rescued from Siachen Glacier.