Rough Weather In Himachal Hampers Search For Five Soldiers

Rough Weather In Himachal Hampers Search For Five Soldiers

Representational image Rescuers on Thursday resumed a search operation but inclement weather hampered it near the Tibet border with Himachal Pradesh where a snow avalanche killed a soldier while five others have gone missing. As the efforts entered the second day, the authorities suspected that the five soldiers might be trapped in the snow pile spread over a 200 square metre area. “This morning, the search operation began despite snowfall. But later in the day, the operation was stopped owing to another avalanche threat,” a government official told IANS. He said the operation would resume on Friday morning. Last night, there were reports of another glacier receding in Pooh area, close to the disaster spot. But there has been no loss of life. The avalanche on Wednesday was triggered when the glacier near Namgia Dogri bordering Tibet slid, burying six soldiers of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles while 16 […]

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