Two Indian Army Jawans Killed In Second Deadly Avalanche At Siachen This Month

Two Indian Army Jawans Killed In Second Deadly Avalanche At Siachen This MonthIndian Army Camp at Siachen (ANNIRUDHA MOOKERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

At least two Indian Army soldiers died after they were trapped in an avalanche in southern Siachen Glacier at an altitude of approximately 18,000 feet on Saturday, officials said.

"An Avalanche Rescue Team (ART) following the Army patrol team immediately rushed to the spot and managed to locate and pull out all its members," the Indian Army said in a statement.

"Simultaneously, Army helicopters were pressed into service to evacuate the avalanche victims. However, despite the best efforts by the medical teams, two Army personnel succumbed to their injuries," the statement added.

On 18 November , four Army soldiers and two civilian porters died after they were trapped in an avalanche on the Siachen Glacier's northern sector.

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