Four Jawans Dead in Ladakh Avalanche
Four jawans of 3 Ladakh Scouts were in an avalanche at the Southern Glacier in Ladakh at 4.30 pm yesterday.
Ladakh witnessed a major avalanche on Sunday which hit a patrolling party of 3 Ladakh Scouts at around 4.30 pm.
Four jawans of 3 Ladakh Scouts were killed when their patrol party was hit by a snow avalanche at the Southern Glacier in Ladakh at 4.30 pm yesterday.
Col SD Goswami, Defence Spokesman
A rescue operation was launched soon after the avalanche, but the lives of four soldiers could not be saved. The bodies were retrieved from the avalanche site and were sent for postmortem at Hundar Hospital, Col Goswami said.
The four deceased have been identified as Havaldar Tsewang Nurbu, Havaldar Dorjay Gyaltsan, Rifleman Mohammad Yousuf and Rifleman Jigmaid Chosdup.
He said the mortal remains of the soldiers would be handed over to their next of kins after all the medical formalities are conducted.
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