Two Army officers, including a Colonel, were killed after being caught in an avalanche at Ghastoli area near Mana pass in Chamoli district, official sources said today.
The avalanche struck when the two - Col Puran Chandra and Maj Mahesh - both from Kumaon regiment, were returning after climbing the 24,000-feet-high Kamet Hill last evening, they said.
The Army officers were part of a 44-member expedition team. Other members of the team are safe, they said.
The bodies of the two Army officers are being flown to Joshimath area of Chamoli.