Tuesday, October 22, 2019
facebook
Himachal

Posted at: Mar 14, 2019, 1:18 PM; last updated: Mar 14, 2019, 1:18 PM (IST)

Bodies of 2 more soldiers missing since last month’s avalanche in HP recovered

Bodies of 2 more soldiers missing since last month’s avalanche in HP recovered
Naik Videsh Chand, Rifleman Arjun Kumar and four other jawans of the 7 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles were buried under the avalanche at Shipki La near the Sino-India border on February 20.

Kinnaur, March 14

The bodies of two more Army jawans missing since last month following an avalanche in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district were recovered on Thursday, an official said.

Naik Videsh Chand, Rifleman Arjun Kumar and four other jawans of the 7 Jammu and Kashmir Rifles were buried under the avalanche at Shipki La near the Sino-India border on February 20.

Chand and Kumar’s bodies were recovered on Thursday, 23 days after the incident, he said.

The bodies were taken to Pooh from where they would be sent to their native places, the official said, adding that Chand was a resident of Kharga village in Kullu district of Himachal, whereas Kumar was a resident of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier the bodies of four jawans were recovered on separate days.

Havildar Rakesh Kumar’s body was recovered on the day of the avalanche, while the bodies of Rifleman Rajesh Rishi and Govind Bahadur Chhetri and Nitin Rana were recovered on March 2, 4 and 9, respectively.

About 400 personnel and several residents of Khab village carried out the search and rescue operation despite adverse weather conditions, the official said. PTI

COMMENTS

All readers are invited to post comments responsibly. Any messages with foul language or inciting hatred will be deleted. Comments with all capital letters will also be deleted. Readers are encouraged to flag the comments they feel are inappropriate.
The views expressed in the Comments section are of the individuals writing the post. The Tribune does not endorse or support the views in these posts in any manner.
Share On