Five soldiers go missing in avalanche

SKARDU – At least five jawans of Pakistan Army went missing after having been hit by an avalanche in Siachen Sector.

According to reports, the five soldiers 5 Jawans have been buried by the avalanche in Siachen sector. Rescue operation is underway by locals and contingents of the army; however, no information about martyrdom or their being injured has been received yet.

An estimated 8,000 troops have died on the glacier since 1984, almost all of them from avalanches, landslides, frostbite, altitude sickness or heart failure rather than combat.

At least 135 people, including 124 servicemen and 11 civilians, went killed in 2012 after an avalanche hit them at Gayari sector near Siachen Glacier.

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