Avalanche Kills Six on a Glacier in Kashmir

Avalanche Kills Six on a Glacier in Kashmir

Four soldiers and two porters are killed after an avalanche struck on the Siachen glacier in Indian-administered Kashmir, a military official has said.

The eight-man patrol was near 19,000 feet (5,800 meters) up in the Himalayas when the avalanche hit. Rescue groups figured out how to haul every one of the men out and helicopters cleared seven fundamentally harmed individuals from the group to a close-by military emergency clinic.

Six of the men died of hypothermia. Pakistan and India have neglected to neutralize the Siachen glacier in spite of talks. It is known as the most noteworthy combat zone on the planet.

India seized control of the glacier in 1984, and from that point forward a greater number of warriors died from the conditions than in battle.

A group of 10 soldiers was killed when an avalanche hit an army base in the area in February 2016. Avalanches and landslides are normal in the district during winter, when temperatures can drop to – 60C.

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