Shimla/Kinnaur, Feb 20: As many as six jawans of Armed Forces were feared killed when they came under the spate of a strong avalanche on Wednesday near Chhipkala pass on India-China border.
Deputy Commissioner of Kinnaur Gopal Chand confirmed that the avalanche hit the post of J&K Rifles on Nambgia border area this morning around 1100 hrs and destroyed it.
Till the reports last came in, body of one Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) jawan was recovered while five still missing,
The DC said there was a “high probability” that rest five missing jawans have died in the avalanche as bodies could not be traced out till evening.
He said that few other ITBP jawans, who came under the spate of avalanche, were rescued safely.
As per the Army, around 16 soldiers were patrolling at Namgia Dogri, when the avalanche struck.
Around 150 people are on the search of missing jawans. (UNI)