Avalanche leaves two Armymen dead in Uttarakhand

Two Army officials were killed after being caught in an avalanche at Ghastoli area near Mana pass in Chamoli district, official sources said Tuesday.

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2010, 16:00 PM IST

Gopeshwar (Uttarakhand): Two Army
officials were killed after being caught in an avalanche at
Ghastoli area near Mana pass in Chamoli district, official
sources said Tuesday.

The avalanche struck when the two - Col Puran Chandra
and Maj Mahesh - both from Kumaon regiment, were returning
after climbing the 24,000-feet-high Kamet Hill last evening,
they said.

The Army officials were part of a 44-member expedition
team. Other members of the team are safe, they said.

The bodies of the two Army officials are being flown
to Joshimath area of Chamoli.

PTI