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10 soldiers trapped after avalanche hits army post at Siachen


Jammu : Ten army personnel, including a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO), were today trapped under a mass of snow after an avalanche hit a military post at Siachen Glacier in Jammu and Kashmir.

The avalanche hit a high altitude post situated at 19000 feet in Northern Glacier sector in Ladakh region in wee hours of this morning, Defence PRO at Udhampur-based Northern Command Col S D Goswami said.

One JCO and 9 other ranks of Indian Army came under the avalanche, the PRO said.

Army and IAF have launched rescue operation.

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