6 Avalanche Fatalities on Chaukhamba

Sify reports six soldiers from India were swept away in an avalanche on 7,163 metre high Chaukhamba.

Young Lt Sandeep Pradhan, just six months into the Army, and five other climbers – lance havildar S Rawat, havildars Ashok Kumar and Srinavasa, Ogendera Singh and gunner Malay fell victims to high speed winds.