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Avalanches kill three more soldiers

February 10, 2010 22:34 IST

Two avalanches hit Siachin Glacier, the world's highest battlefield in Ladakh region on Wednesday morning killing three Army troopers.

According to a defence spokesman, the avalanches hit the glacier in quick succession this morning, killing three troopers.

The first avalanche hit the Siachin glacier this morning at 9am,killing a soldier while another avalanche hit the base camp at 9.45

am, killing two other troopers.

So far 19 troopers, including an officer, have been killed in the last three days in avalanches.

On Monday, a massive avalanche hit a section of the trainees of the Army's high altitude warfare school in the Khilanmarg mountains near north Kashmir Gulmarg ski resort killing 15 troopers including an officer.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar