7 Indian Army personnel trapped in the avalanche in Arunachal Pradesh found dead
Seven Indian Army personnel who were trapped in the avalanche that hit an army patrol party along the high-altitude area of Kameng sector in Arunachal Pradesh on Sunday are dead.
Indian army on Tuesday confirmed the death of the trapped perssonnel and that their bodies were retrieved from the avalanche site.
Expressing his condolences to the bereaved families of the jawans, Chief Minister Pema Khandu wrote in his tweet,
Deeply saddened by the loss of lives of 7 brave Indian Army Jawans, who were trapped in an avalanche in Arunachal Pradesh.
My deepest condolences to the bereaved families on their tragic loss. May God give them enough strength to bear the irreparable loss. #OmShanti
— Pema Khandu པདྨ་མཁའ་འགྲོ་། (@PemaKhanduBJP) February 8, 2022
Later in the evening, CM Khandu announced an ex-gratia of ₹4 lakhs each from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) for the next of kin of 7 brave soldiers who lost their lives serving the Nation in an avalanche in the Kameng sector.