Soldier rescued from avalanche sccumbs; search for the second soldier continue


25 MARCH: Lance Havildar Bhawan Tamang, who was earlier rescued from an avalanche in Turtuk Sector that hit an army patrol today morning has succumbed to his injuries.

The soldier, who was immediately retrieved and evacuated to the nearest medical facility could not be revived by the medical team.

Lance Havildar Bhawan Tamang  was a resident of Lopshu village in Darjeeling tehsil of West Bengal state. Meanwhile, massive efforts are currently on to rescue the other jawan inspite of inclement weather in the area.

Lt Gen DS Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command has expressed his deep condolences to the  family of Lance Havildar Bhawan Tamang.

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