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Himachal avalanche: Last two bodies recovered

IANS  |  Shimla 

The search and rescue operation for the remaining two missing soldiers who were trapped after an avalanche in Himachal Pradesh's district was called off on Thursday with the recovery of their bodies.

The bodies of and were recovered after 22 days of search, a told IANS.

He said the bodies would reach their native places on Friday.

While Chand belonged to Himachal Pradesh, Kumar was from

Six troopers of the Rifles were buried following the avalanche on February 20 near the border, around 350 km from the state capital.

Two separate parties of the and the (ITBP) were patrolling Namgia Dogri when the avalanche hit.

Five ITBP troopers were also injured in the disaster.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 16:00 IST