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Bodies of two more soldiers missing since last month's avalanche in HP recovered

Press Trust of India  |  Kinnaur (HP) 

The bodies of two more Army jawans missing since last month following an avalanche in Himachal Pradesh's district were recovered on Thursday, an said.

Naik Videsh Chand, Rifleman Arjun Kumar and four other jawans of the 7 Rifles were buried under the avalanche at Shipki La near the Sino-border on February 20.

Chand and Kumar's bodies were recovered on Thursday, 23 days after the incident, he said.

The bodies were taken to Pooh from where they would be sent to their native places, the said, adding that Chand was a resident of Kharga village in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh, whereas Kumar was a resident of

Earlier the bodies of four jawans were recovered on separate days.

Havaldar Rakesh Kumar's body was recovered on the day of the avalanche, while the bodies of Rifleman Rajesh Rishi and and were recovered on March 2, 4 and 9 respectively.

About 400 personnel and several residents of Khab village carried out the search and rescue operation despite adverse weather conditions, the said.

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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 13:15 IST