5 Avalanche Fatalities on Mount Chomiomo in Sikkim, India

NewIndia Press reports five were killed in an avalanche on Mount Chomiomo.

Among those killed on Saturday in the snows of Sikkim were Additional Director General of Police P.M. Das, two Punjab Police officers — lady head constable Nari Dhami and sub-inspector Inder Kumar — and two others.

The accident occurred in adverse climatic conditions as the Punjab Police team, along with some others, was trying to scale the 6,829 m Mount Chomiomo.

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