Ladakh

Two armed forces personnel killed after avalanche hits army post in Siachen

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Ladakh: Two armed forces personnel were killed after they got stuck in a devastating avalanche in Siachen, Ladakh military sources said.

They said that an avalanche hit the patrolling party in sub-sector Haneef around 1 pm on Sunday where a group of forces personnel and porters were stuck.

“The forces personnel were rescued but two of them later succumbed,” said a source. Other forces personnel and porters who were also in the area when the avalanche struck are stable and out of danger, the sources said.

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