Kargil avalanche: Search ops intensify for missing soldier

  • ANI, Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Updated: Mar 20, 2016 12:47 IST

Search operations intensified on Sunday for the Indian Army soldier who went missing after an avalanche which hit an Army post located at an altitude of 17,500 feet in Kargil sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The condition of another soldier who was rescued by a team of Indian Army was stated to be stable.

With the bad weather acting as a major impediment in the rescue operations, teams are still hard at work to locate the missing soldier who was swept away in the avalanche while on surveillance duty .

This incident comes weeks after a deadly avalanche on Siachen Glaciers in Jammu and Kashmir, close to the Line of Control or LoC, killed 10 Army personnel including an officer.

Following arduous rescue operations which lasted for two weeks, the bodies of nine soldiers were recovered.

Lance Naik Hanamanthapa, who was found buried alive after being snowed under 25 feet of ice, passed away at the Army RR hospital in New Delhi, four days after his miraculous rescue.

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