Four Army men killed in Siachen| Bodies to reach home on Wednesday

Siachen

The Hush Post| 6:29 pm|one-minute-read|

Four Indian Army personnel and two porters were killed in an avalanche in Siachen Glacier on Monday. The bodies of the Armymen will be flown out of Ladakh on Wednesday in an Air Force aircraft after the local units have paid respect to them.

The dead Armymen include Manish Kumar, Veerpal Singh, Dimpan Kumar and Maninder Singh. Six persons including two porters and four Army jawans died in the avalanche that hit the northern part of the Siachen Glacier on Monday.

Avalanche had hit Army positions in the Siachen Glacier where some Army jawans are stuck under snow.

Rescue operations were kicked-off on Monday. The avalanche took place in the Northern Glacier where the altitude is around 18,000 feet and above.

More than 860 Indian soldiers have died in Siachen since 1984 due to weather conditions, environmental hazards and various other factors.

The biggest incident happened around three years ago when an avalanche hit the Siachen glacier in which around 20 troops were killed in one go.

One of the soldiers Lance Naik Hanumanthappa survived for almost over one week after remaining under snow but he also died later.

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