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One army jawan dead, five missing after avalanche hit HP’s Shipka La sector

Feb 20, 2019 22:31 IST
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At least one Army jawan died and five others are trapped under the snow after an avalanche hit the Shipka La sector of Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district. A jawan succumbed to his injuries while he was being taken to a hospital. Army sources said the avalanche hit the patrol party on Wednesday when it was moving between two posts along the India-China border. The soldiers were part of a 16-member group of the 136 Brigade. The avalanche was triggered by fierce snow blizzards in the area.