Four soldiers of 3 Ladakh Scouts were killed when their patrol party was hit by a massive avalanche in Ladkah region of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Four jawans of 3 Ladakh Scouts were killed when their patrol party was hit by a snow avalanche at the Southern Glacier in Ladkah at 4:30 PM on Sunday,” Udhampur-based defence spokesman Col SD Goswami said.
According to report, a rescue operation was launched soon after the incident and the bodies of four soldiers were retrieved from the incident site and were sent for autopsy at Hundar Hospital, Col Goswami told PTI.
The four soldiers were identified as Havaldar Tsewang Nurbu, Havaldar Dorjay Gyaltsan, Rifleman Mohammad Yousuf and Rifleman Jigmaid Chosdup. After medical formalities, the official said, the mortal remains of the soldiers would be handed over to their next of kins.