Soldier goes missing in Avalanche in Siachen

One soldier has gone missing after an avalanche hit an Army patrol party in Siachen’s Turtuk sector post on Friday.

“One soldier is missing and one was rescued. The condition of rescued soldier is said to be critical,” reported ANI.

A week ago, Indian Army rescue teams recovered the mortal remains of Sepoy Vijay Kumar from under twelve feet of snow, after he was swept away in the avalanche on an Army post in Kargil while on surveillance duty.

Chandigarh, March 25: A ‘medium danger’ avalanche warning was today issued for higher areas of Jammu and Kashmir, advising people not to venture into these areas

The advisory, issued by Chandigarh-based Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) a unit of the Ministry of Defence, will remain effective over the next 24 hours beginning 5 PM today.

‘Medium danger’ avalanche warning exists for avalanche prone areas situated at an altitude of above 3,000 metres like
Kupwara, Baramula, Bandipur, Kargil and Gandarbal districts of Jammu and Kashmir, the advisory said.

Pharkian and Kanzalwan areas of Jammu and Kashmir have received fresh snowfall of 10 cm and 4 cm, respectively since yesterday.

Inputs from ANI and PTI

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