A soldier has gone missing after a team of 17-18 army personnel was hit by snow slide in the Lugnak La area of Sikkim on Thursday. Except one soldier, all trapped personnel had been rescued, said the army.
"A patrolling-cum-snow clearance party, comprising 17-18 soldiers, came under snow slide. All recovered except one soldier. Intense search is in progress," the army said.
Earlier, Lance Naik Sanjeeva Reddy, who was operating a dozer in the snowbound high-altitude areas of Sikkim, was hit by an avalanche on April 11.