Siachen: 6 dead, including four jawans from avalanche

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Four soldiers and two civilians have died in the avalanche on Monday in the North Siachen Glacier. Common people used to carry the burden.

The Indian Army says that eight people were involved in a patrol in the northern sector of Siachen Glacier during the day at an altitude of 19 thousand feet. This avalanche occurred at around three in the afternoon.

The army said in its statement that immediately after the incident, an avalanche rescue team was dispatched to the scene which evacuated all eight people from the ice.

All of them were brought by helicopter to the army hospital, out of which seven were in critical condition.

Despite much efforts, four soldiers and two common people could not be saved.

However, there are also unconfirmed reports that some Indian posts have also been damaged in this avalanche.
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World's highest battlefield

Siachen is said to be the highest battlefiespold in the world, which is 20 thousand feet above sea level in the Karakoram range.

The temperature in Siachen Glacier goes below minus 60 ° C. Also, it is a simple thing to have avalanches and landslides here.

In 2016, 10 soldiers were buried in snow in an avalanche in Siachen. Lance Naik Hanamanthappa was rescued six days later, but later died in Delhi.

Not only in India but on the other side of the Siachen Glacier, similar situations also occur in the Gyari sector of Pakistan. In 2012, 129 avalanches and 11 ordinary people of Pakistan were killed in an avalanche.