At least 20 soldiers at Siachen feared dead

August 8th, 2010 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Jammu, Aug 8 (IANS) At least 20 soldiers deployed near the Siachen glacier in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir are still missing after Friday’s devastating flash floods and are feared dead, army sources said Sunday.
These soldiers, deployed near the base camp of Siachen glacier - the highest battleground of the world at the height of 18,000 feet above sea level, were caught in the flash floods and mudslides Friday midnight following a sudden cloudburst.

Army sources said that they feared that the soldiers were dead as there was no trace of life anywhere in the area they were posted.

“Such was the severity of the flash floods and mudslides that no one has any idea as to what might have happened to the soldiers,” an army officer said.

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