Avalanche in Himachal Pradesh kills five ITBP troopers, 1 missing

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Himachal Pradesh: A snow avalanche killed at least five Indo-Tibetan Border Force (ITBP) troopers while one trooper went missing near the Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district on Wednesday.

The avalanche triggered glacier slide near Shipkila bordering Tibet which buried at least six ITBP personnel, the officials said.

Sources informed that the ITBP personnel were engaged in water pipeline repair work when the natural calamity hit them.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has expressed deep grief over the incident and announced to provide all assistance to the ITBP to ensure relief and rehabilitation work.

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