Ladakh avalanche: 5 bodies recovered, 5 still trapped

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Jammu, Jan 18: The bodies of five civilians were recovered by rescue forces hours after ten people were caught in an avalanche in Ladakh’s La mountain pass in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning.

Five others remain trapped as rescue operations are still underway.

“Rescue teams recovered the bodies from the Khardung La Pass, where the victims were travelling in a truck,” an official said.

The police, Border Roads Organisation and Jammu and Kashmir Disaster Management Force would continue the rescue process till all were recovered.

A high alert for avalanche was sounded on Thursday by the administration following adverse weather advisory by the Met department.

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