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Posted at: Mar 14, 2019, 6:09 PM; last updated: Mar 14, 2019, 6:09 PM (IST)

Bodies of 2 remaining soldiers recovered from Kinnaur avalanche site

Bodies of 2 remaining soldiers recovered from Kinnaur avalanche site
The avalanche site in Kinnaur. — File photo

Tribune News Service
Shimla, March 14

With the recovery of the bodies of remaining two soldiers, who were trapped under an avalanche in Kinnaur district, on Thursday, the authorities have called off the search and rescue operation.

On February 20, six army personnel were hit by an avalanche in Namgya area of Kinnaur, close to the border with China in Shipkila area.

While body of one jawan was found the same day, the bodies of other three were found later. Now with the remaining two bodies found, army and district administration have called off the operation.

The body of NK Videsh Chand of Thrauna village, Nirmand, Kullu district, will be moved to Jhakri today evening and last rites will be carried out tomorrow morning at his native place.

The body of Rifleman Arjun Kumar of Kattal Brahamana village, Hira Nagar, Kathua district, will be airlifted to Janglot tomorrow and will be sent by road from there to his native village.


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