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Trapped in avalanche, Army jawan rescued

Statesman News Service | Shimla |

Trapped for hours together in an avalanche, an Indian Army jawan was rescued by the Border Road Organization (BRO) at Rohtang on Sunday morning.

The army jawan was trapped under the avalanche on Saturday evening at North portal of Rohtang tunnel after the huge mass of snow triggered from the adjoining mountain when he along with two other jawans were on their way from Manali to from Stingri.

While the two jawans managed to escape the avalanche by running for cover inside the Rohtang tunnel in the Lahal and Spiti district, while the third got buried under it for several hours.

According to police, the Border Road Organization team conducted the rescue operation and after hours of strenuous effort managed to rescue the army jawan trapped in the avalanche.