Siachen avalanche kills 3 Indian, 8 Pak soldiers

Srinagar, Feb 10: At least three Indian and eight Pakistani soldiers lost their lives when avalanches struck the world’s highest front line Siachen glacier.
“An avalanches hit an army post at the southern end of the Siachen glacier, killing one soldier, while two more soldiers of Ladakh Scouts lost their lives when another avalanche hit the base camp at 9.30 am,” Col J S Brar, army’s Srinagar-based spokesman said. Brar said at least eight avalanches struck the Siachen glacier during the past few days.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the glacier, at least eight soldiers of the Pakistan Army lost their lives when an avalanche hit a military camp at Bevan sector of Siachen.
A Pakistan army spokesman said that rescue efforts were launched and the bodies of the soldiers pulled out of the avalanche. “They will be laid to rest in their respective areas with complete military honour,” he said.
Heavy snowfall triggered massive avalanches at two places in the past three days killing at least 20 soldiers in mountainous Khilanmarg and Tanghdar regions in north of the valley.