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Avalanche kills four soldiers in Ladakh

Four soldiers were killed in Ladakh when their patrol party was hit by a massive avalanche.

“Four jawans of 3 Ladakh Scouts were killed when their patrol party was hit by a snow avalanche at the Southern Glacier in Ladkah at 4.30 pm on Sunday”, Udhampur based Defence Spokesman Col S D Goswami said.

 Soon after the avalanche, a rescue operation was launched but the lives of four soldiers could not be saved.

The mortal remains of Havildar Dorjey Gason, Havildar Tsewang Norboo, Rifleman Jigmat Chosdup and Rifleman Mohmmad Yusuf were retrieved from the avalanche site and handed over to their next of kin. The martyrs will be cremated with full military honours.

Lt General DS Hooda, Army Commander, Northern Command has expressed his condolences to the families of the martyrs.
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