Home / News / India /  Lahaul avalanche kills 2 BRO labourers, one missing

Border Roads Organisation (BRO)'s two labourers were killed and another went missing following an avalanche hit them near Chika in the Lahaul subdivision of Lahaul-Spiti district on Sunday evening.

Due to low temperature and visibility, the search operation for another missing person that was continued for hours was called off.

the deceased persons were identified as Ram Budha (19) and Rakesh, while the missing person has been identified as Passang Chhering Lama, a resident of Nepal, said officials.

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The search operation for the missing person will be resumed on Monday again, said State Emergency Operation Centre.

"Two people were dead and one was missing in an avalanche that occurred near Chika in Lahaul and Spiti district at around 3 pm yesterday. Rescue efforts were called off due to low temperature and visibility, it will resume tomorrow," the State Emergency Operation Centre said.

"District Emergency Operation Center (DEOC) Lahual and Spiti informed that an incident of avalanche occurred near (Chika) Shrinkula Pass at 35 KM in Subdivision Lahaul," it further said, adding "In this incident, three BRO casual labours got buried under the avalanche along with snow cutter/dozer machinery, out of which two dead bodies have been recovered and are being brought to RH Keylong."

With agency inputs.

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