New Delhi: An Indian Army officer and a sapper got killed in an avalanche in North Sikkim. They were a part of patrolling-cum-snow clearance party.
“A patrolling-cum-snow clearance party came under an avalanche in North Sikkim on 14 May. In spite of the best efforts of rescue team, an officer Lieutenant Colonel Robert TA and Sapper Sapala Shanmukha Rao who were trapped lost their loves. All other team members are safe,” the Army said in a statement on Thursday.
A patrolling-cum-snow clearance party consisting of 17-18 soldiers came under snow slide in the Lugnak La, north Sikkim area on Thursday.