Avalanche claims four soldiers’ lives in Siachen

Avalanche claims four soldiers’ lives in Siachen
Foreign rescue personnel work at the site of an avalanche during an ongoing operation at Gayari camp near the Siachen glacier April 18, 2012. After touring the site of an avalanche that buried 129 Pakistani soldiers near the border with rival India, the country's army chief made a rare call on Wednesday for the demilitarisation of the world's highest battlefield. General Ashfaq Kayani was speaking 11 days after a Pakistani army battalion headquarters near the Siachen Glacier in the disputed Kashmir region was engulfed by up to 80 feet (25 meters) of snow. Eleven civilians were also trapped. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS DISASTER MILITARY)

Jammu: Four soldiers on Sunday lost their lives in an avalanche in Siachen Glacier of Jammu and Kashmir, said Ministry of Defence.

In a series of tweets, the Ministry said, “On 03 Jan’16, four Army Jawans in Siachen Glacier came under an avalanche. Despite all possible efforts jawans could not be saved.”

The Ministry further said that the mortal remains of the jawans have been retrieved from the site and handed to next of kin.

They will be cremated with full military honours, the Ministry added. (ANI)