In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, two Indian soldiers were killed in an avalanche in Siachen area of Ladakh region in the Karakoram range.
The incident took place in sub-sector Haneef, Indian military sources told media men. “The two soldiers could only be rescued and they succumbed to their injuries,” the military source added.
Other soldiers and porters who were also in the area when the avalanche struck it are stable and out of danger, they informed.
The Siachen glacier at the height of around 20,000 feet in the Karakoram range is known as the highest militarised zone in the world where soldiers have to battle frostbite and high winds.—KMS