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Avalanche in Arunachal Pradesh: Rescue operations end, bodies of 7 army men recovered

Search and rescue operations for the Army Patrol Team struck by an avalanche in Kameng sector of Arunachal Pradesh have come to a sad end with the recovery of bodies

Search and rescue operations for the Army Patrol Team struck by an avalanche in Kameng sector of Arunachal Pradesh have come to a sad end with the recovery of bodies of seven army men.
The Seven Indian Army Personnel, part of a foot patrol, were struck by an avalanche in the high altitude area of Kameng Sector in Arunachal Pradesh on 06 February 22. As per reports the team got stuck search and rescue operations were launched immediately, including airlifting of specialised teams.
The area, located at an altitude of 14500 feet, had been witnessing inclement weather with heavy snowfall since the last few days. The area where the incident took place comes under the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The bodies of the soldiers are currently being transferred from the avalanche site to the nearest Army medical facility for further formalities.

First Published: 8th February, 2022 19:15 IST

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