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Sikkim: 17 soldiers rescued as avalanche hits Indian Army patrol; one missing


By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |

Published: May 14, 2020 7:26:01 pm


The Army statement said that intense search and rescue operation is underway and the recovered soldiers are safe and sound. (Representational Image)

A patrolling-cum-snow clearance party consisting of 17-18 soldiers of the Indian Army in North Sikkim was hit by an avalanche Thursday and a soldier has been declared missing.

“All soldiers have been evacuated safely but for one soldier who is still missing. All rescued soldiers are safe; one of them is seriously injured and undergoing medical treatment,” the Army said in a statement.

The Army statement further informed that intense search and rescue operation to locate the missing soldier is underway and that the recovered soldiers are safe and sound.

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