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,
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.