4 Indian Soldiers and 2 Civilians Die after Being Swept by Avalanche in Siachen

The Soldiers were Patrolling the Line of Control between India and Kashmir


Four soldiers and two civilians died after being hit by an avalanche in the Siachen Glacier in Indian-administered Kashmir.

According to a report by the authorities, a group of eight soldiers was patrolling near a post in the northern part of the Himalayan glacier when they were swept. The Indian army spokesman said eight people were pulled from the snow before being flown to a local hospital.

The authorities said four soldiers and two civilians succumbed to extreme hypothermia while undergoing treatment.

Two surviving soldiers are still undergoing treatment.

The glacier is on the northern tip of Line of Control that separates India and Pakistan-administered Kashmir. The two countries have deployed troops at the mountain range of Siachen.