6 Army jawans feared dead in avalanche in HP’s Kinnaur

SHIMLA: Six Army jawans were feared dead in an avalanche on the Sino-India border in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on Wednesday, officials said.
Five jawans of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) were also injured in the avalanche, they added.
The body of one of the Army jawans was recovered, but there was no trace of five others, Kinnaur Deputy Commissioner Gopal Chand said.
The deceased jawan was identified as Rakesh Kumar (41) of Ghumarpur village in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, Kinnaur Superintendent of Police (SP) Sakshi Verma said, adding that the jawans belonged to the 7 JAK Rifles unit of the Army.