After Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad was miraculously found alive despite being buried under 25 feet of snow for six days, the Indian Army’s Research and Referral Hospital said that he is in a coma and his condition is extremely critical.

“He has been placed on a ventilator to protect his airway and lungs in view of his comatose state. He remains extremely critical and is expected to have a stormy course in the next 24 to 48 hrs due to the complications caused by re-warming and establishment of blood flow to the cold parts of the body,” said a medical bulletin after he was flown to Delhi on Tuesday. 

While all efforts are being made to save the life of the lone surviving soldier, here are the nine martyrs who lost their lives in the avalanche:

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(With inputs from PTI)