Five die in Khardung La avalanche
Five persons were killed and five are reported missing after their truck came under an avalanche in the Khardung La, Ladakh, on Friday, officials said.
The avalanche hit the truck carrying 10 persons at 7am, an official of the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) said.
The BRO pressed into service its men and machinery to rescue the passengers of the truck, who were believed to be trapped under the debris, he added.
The police, army and state disaster response force (SDRF) personnel had also reached the spot, the BRO official said.
'So far, the bodies of three persons have been found at the avalanche site, while a search is on for the other missing persons,' he added.