Search operation of Himachal avalanche ends as army finds bodies of 2 soldiers

March 16, 2019 10:30 AM |

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The search for soldiers trapped in avalanche in Himachal’s Kinnaur district has finally come to an end after the military has confirmed finding two bodies on Thursday.

The accident had took place last month when Rifleman Arjun Kumar, Naik Videsh Chand and four other soldiers of Jammu and Kashmir rifles were trapped near the India-China border.

Six soldiers of the Army's 7 JAK Rifles -- four from Himachal Pradesh, one each from Uttarakhand and Jammu and Kashmir -- were buried under the avalanche that occurred near the Shipki La border outpost in Himachal Pradesh's tribal Kinnaur district around 11 am on February 20.

The search operation lasted for 23 days, when at last 2 bodies were recovered finally. The bodies which were found in the morning were then taken to Pooh from where they will be handed over to the respective families.

Earlier, the bodies of four soldiers were recovered on separate days.

According to the reports about 400 army personnel were involved in the search operation. They were further joined by several locals of the tribal Khab location. The operation was carried out despite the extremely cold and severe weather conditions.

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