A snow avalanche killed an Indo-Tibetan Border Force
while five others
were missing near the international border
in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district
on Wednesday, officials
said. The avalanche, triggered by fierce snow blizzards near Namgyal village
bordering Tibet, buried at least six ITBP
personnel. The disaster spot is some 350 km from the state
The rescuers managed to retrieve one body, Deputy Commissioner Gopal Chand told reporters. "A search and rescue operation to locate the five missing jawans is on. It was snowed heavily in the area," he said.
Sources said the ITBP personnel were repairing the water pipeline when the calamity occurred.
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