Avalanche claims four soldiers’ lives in Siachen

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)