Siachen Snow Storm: Mortal Remains of One Trooper Recovered on Day 6



After intense and exhausting search operations, which has entered its sixth day, rescue parties have hit the Camp Site and recovered the mortal remains of one army trooper.

Ten army men were buried alive when a snow storm hit Sicahen base of Indian army at an altitude of 19000 six days ago.

“A new camp has been established at the location to coordinate the rescue efforts as well as to continue vigil in the sensitive area. Rescue teams are cutting through up to thirty feet of ice at multiple locations where our soldiers could be buried. Probable locations are identified by using specialised equipment which was inducted along with the rescue teams,” a statement issued by Srinagar based defence spokesperson said Monday evening, “reports from the ground indicate the efforts are hampered by frequent snow blizzards, extreme freezing temperatures and low visibility apart from the effects of rarefied atmosphere in such high altitude. The teams are working round the clock and observing all precautions since the unstable ice and snow in the region could trigger fresh avalanches.”


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