10 soldiers trapped after avalanche hits Indian army post at Siachen

10 soldiers trapped after avalanche hits Indian army post at Siachen
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Srinagar: Ten Indian army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were trapped under a mass of snow after an avalanche hit a military post at Siachen Glacier on Wednesday.
The avalanche hit a high altitude post situated at 19,000 feet in Northern Glacier sector in Ladakh region in wee hours of Wednesday morning, Defence PRO at Udhampur-based Northern Command Col S D Goswami told agencies. One JCO and 9 other ranks of the Indian army came under the avalanche, the PRO said.
“A massive rescue operation has been started by the army and the air force to trace the missing personnel who are feared buried under the avalanche,” he added.

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