Six Army Jawans die and one missing in avalanche in Siachen
Filed Under: Media & Tech, World | Posted: 12/16/2012 at 8:19AM
Comments | Region: India
Jammu, December 16 (Scoop News) – In a tragic incident, six jawans were martyred and one was missing of the Army’s 1 ASSAM Regiment when they were buried under an avalanche in Sub Sector Hanif, Turtuk area of the Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir, today.
Giving details of the incident, Srinagar based Defence Spokesperson Lt Col JS Brar said, “At 6.15 A.M. today our posts at a height of over 17000 feet came under an avalanche in Sub Sector Hanif, in Turtuk area of Siachen. Immediately, Avalanche Rescue Teams alongwith Avalanche Rescue Dogs were launched. Six jawans have, unfortunately lost their lives. Their mortal remains have been recovered. One jawan is still missing. Unfortunately, the rescue had to be halted due to adverse weather conditions.”