Four army personnel were killed in Ladakh region due to an avalanche

Four army personnel were killed in  Ladakh region of J&K due to an avalanche that hit the region on Sunday afternoon.Snow-bound Ladakh witnessed a major avalanche on Sunday and hit a patrolling party of 3 Ladakh Scouts at aournd 4:30 pm.

“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. S.D. Goswami said.

Soon after the avalanche, a rescue operation was launched but the lives of four soldiers could not be saved.

The bodies of four soldiers were retrieved from the avalanche site and were sent for post-mortem at Hundar Hospital, Col. Goswami said.