Soldier found alive buried 25 feet under snow on Siachen glacier

An Army jawan was miraculously found alive six days after being buried under 25 feet of snow following the February 3 avalanche on the Siachen glacier.

However there is no hope for the other nine. While five bodies have been recovered remaining four have been located and efforts are on to retrieve them.

Army Commander Northern Command Lt. Gen. D.S. Hooda said, “Lance Naik Hanamanthappa has been found alive. He is critical but all attempts are being made to evacuate him to RR hospital in the morning. We hope the miracle continues. Pray with us.”

The Army’s rescue parties were cutting through up to 30 feet of ice at multiple locations where the soldiers could probably be buried. “The probable locations are identified using specialised equipment,” said the spokesman.

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