Four Indian Army personnel lost their lives along with two civilian porters, after an avalanche struck the northern part of the Siachen glacier on Monday, November 18.
Army Sources: The Army personnel hit by the avalanche were part of a patrolling party consisting eight persons and were in the northern glacier when the incident happened. #Siachen— ANI (@ANI) November 18, 2019
According to Economic Times, the group were struck at 19,000 ft around 3 pm on Monday afternoon.
An army spokesperson explained the situation, saying:
All eight personnel were pulled out of the avalanche debris. Seven individuals were critically injured in the incident.
Despite the patrolling party's best efforts, four soldiers and two porters suffered from extreme hypothermia and later passed away.