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One Armyman dies, 5 other soldiers feared buried under snow in Kinnaur avalanche
Feb 21, 2019

SHIMLA (Himachal Pradesh): An armyman was killed and five other soldiers were buried under snow in an avalanche in Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday.

The incident occurred in Namgya region of Kinnaur in the morning. About 250 soldiers have been deployed for rescue operations.

Heavy snow and rain are continuing. According to reports, the region is under snow. Sixteen soldiers were patrolling the border area in Shipki La Sector along the Indo-China border when the glacier slided. Several soldiers were rescued. Five are still buried under the snow. Search is on. The temperature is minus 15 degrees C.

The Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) have also joined the rescue operations.

Another reports said the mishap took place when the 16 Army men were engaged in water supply works for the Army unit statione there.

Heavy rain and snowfall have paralysed life in Shimla district. Road traffic has been dislocated. The temperature has plummeted.

The Capital Shimla recorded minus 3.8 degree C temperature, news agencies reported. Kufri, Chharabra, Keylong, Kalpa have been affected badly.

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