Indian Paramilitary expedition team hit by a massive avalanche, casualties reported

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Indian Paramilitary expedition team hit by a massive avalanche, casualties reported

Uttarkashi - Indian Paramilitary expedition team hit by a massive avalanche, casualties reported by Indian media.

Atleast two soldiers were hit while one soldier of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) died and another seriously injured after expedition team of mountaineers was hit by a massive avalanche near Gangotri I peak in Uttarakhand's Uttarkashi.

The incident took place on Friday (October 11) when a mammoth avalanche struck the expedition team at the height of 21,890 feet in Uttarkashi. At least two jawans were trapped in the debris covered by snow, out of which one jawan was rescued by ITBP team braving the severe circumstances.

The deceased jawan, identified as 38-year-old Head Constable Nurbu Wangdus, was one of the best mountain climbers in the force. He was rescued by his fellow team members from the snow, however, unfortunately, he was later declared dead.