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Posted at: Feb 12, 2019, 6:57 AM; last updated: Feb 12, 2019, 6:57 AM (IST)

Major killed in Sikkim avalanche

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, February 11

Major Nishant Dogra of the Indian Army was killed in an avalanche at Yongdi in North Sikkim.

Major Dogra was with his battalion at a high-altitude posting and inside his makeshift accommodation when the snow slide carried away the entire accommodation on February 9.

The Major was found very seriously injured under mounds of snow late that night. Weather conditions prevented an immediate evacuation and he died on February 10. Army authorities in the national capital confirmed the death.

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