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Avalanche hits Army patrol party in Kameng sector of Arunachal Pradesh, rescue operations underway

Indian Army in a statement said that rescue operations are underway in Kameng Sector of Arunachal Pradesh to rescue a patrol hit by an avalanche.

India TV News Desk Written by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: February 07, 2022 17:24 IST
Avalanche hits Army patrol party in Kameng sector of
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Avalanche hits Army patrol party in Kameng sector of Arunachal Pradesh

Highlights

  • At least seven personnel are said to be trapped after an avalanche hit Kameng sector
  • Army said rescue operations underway & specialised teams have been airlifted for assistance
  • The area has been witnessing inclement weather with heavy snowfall for the last few days

Rescue operations are underway in Arunachal Pradesh’s Kameng sector to rescue a patrol party that was hit by an avalanche, the Indian Army said in a statement on Monday. At least seven personnel are said to be trapped after an avalanche hit in the high altitude area on Sunday. The seven soldiers were a part of the patrolling team. 

"Rescue operations underway in Kameng Sector of Arunachal Pradesh to rescue Army patrol hit by an avalanche. Specialised teams have been airlifted to assist in rescue operations," Army said in a statement.

The area has been witnessing inclement weather with heavy snowfall for the last few days. 

READ MORE: Cold to intensify today over Punjab, Bihar; rain likely in couple of days

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