Avalanche hits Khardung La pass in Ladakh, 10 people missing

Srinagar: In a tragic incident, an avalanche hit Ladakh’s Khardung La mountain pass in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. The incident has left at least 10 people trapped, who have gone missing after the avalanche; as their vehicle came under the snow.

Reports said that few people, including one SUV- Scorpio came under the snow on the road. A rescue operation has been launched and efforts to rescue the trapped are being made.

Khardung La pass is gateway to the Shyok and Nubra valleys. The pass is strategically important as it is used to carry supplies to the Indian armed forces at the Siachen Glacier. The elevation of Khardung La is 5,359 m (17,582 ft).

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