Three dead, seven missing as avalanche hits Khardung La Pass in Ladakh

Three dead, seven missing as avalanche hits Khardung La Pass in Ladakh

The avalanche hit the truck carrying 10 persons at the Khardung La pass in Ladakh at 7 am, an official of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said.

Three persons died and seven others went missing after their truck came under an avalanche in the Khardung La area of the Ladakh area of Kashmir on Friday, officials said.

The avalanche hit the truck carrying 10 persons at the Khardung La pass in Ladakh at 7 am, an official of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said.

The BRO pressed into service its men and machinery to rescue the passengers of the truck, who were believed to be trapped under the debris, he added.

The police, Army and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel had also reached the spot, the BRO official said.

"So far, the bodies of three persons have been recovered from the avalanche site, while a search is on for the other missing persons," he added.