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6 Indian soldiers killed in avalanche on Siachen glacier in Kashmir


Six people have been killed in an avalanche near the Siachen Glacier in ​​occupied Kashmir.

Among the dead, there were four Indian soldiers and two porters carrying cargo.

The slain soldiers were on a routine patrol when an avalanche hit them.

The avalanche dropped to a height of 100 meters and the troops remained under it for several hours.

Rescue teams immediately rushed the victims to the hospital by helicopter, but six of the eight died due to severe oxygen shortage, however, the condition of the remaining two people is also not well.

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The Siachen Glacier is located in the eastern Karakoram mountain range in the Himalayas, which is considered the highest military area in the world and has also been linked to several clashes between Pakistan and India.

In winter, landsliding is normal in Siachen and temperatures fall below minus 60 degrees Celsius.

Most casualties in this area are due to the weather rather than the bullets.

In December 2015, Indian Home Minister Rao Inderjit Singh had told the Lok Sabha that 869 Indian army personnel had died in Siachen due to the weather.

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