Siachen survivor admitted to RR Hospital in critical condition

New Delhi: Lance Naik Hanumanthappa, the lone survivor among the 10 soldiers who were buried alive by an avalanche at Siachen, is presently being treated at the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Dhaula Kuan.
The condition of the soldier from Madras regiment is said to be critical.

Chief of Army Staff, General Dalbir Singh, has arrived at the Research and Referral Hospital to take stock of his health.

He is undergoing a primary test at the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU), as he battled for life for six days under 25 feet snow mound in temperatures close to minus 40 degrees.

The Lance Naik’s mother Bassava told ANI in Dharwad, Karnataka, that her son came in her dream and told her that he would return.

Meanwhile, army source said the rescue teams have located mortal remains of all the remaining nine soldiers and they are being brought out from the avalanche site.

After an avalanche on February 3, the soldiers were buried deep under the snow. Hanamanthappa was trapped in an air bubble, which saved his life. (ANI)