Bodies of Two Soldiers Missing Since Last Month's Avalanche in Himachal Pradesh Recovered - watsupptoday.com
Bodies of Two Soldiers Missing Since Last Month's Avalanche in Himachal Pradesh Recovered
Posted 14 Mar 2019 03:38 PM

Agencies

Rifleman Arjun Kumar , Naik Videsh Chand and four other jawans of the Jammu and Kashmir Rifles were buried under the avalanche at Shipki La near the border of Sino-India on February 20.

Both bodies were missing since last month following an avalanche in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district were recovered on Thursday, an official said.Chand and Kumar's bodies were recovered on Thursday, 23 days after the incident.

The bodies were taken to Pooh from where they would be sent to their native places, the official said, adding that Chand was a resident of Kharga village in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, whereas Kumar was a resident of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier the bodies of the four jawans were recovered on separate days.Havaldar Rakesh Kumar's body was recovered on the day of the avalanche, while the bodies of Rifleman Rajesh Rishi and Govind Bahadur Chhetri and Nitin Rana were recovered on March 2, 4 and 9 respectively.

About 400 personnel and several residents of Khab village carried out the search and rescue operation despite adverse weather conditions, the official said.

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