NEW DELHI (News Desk) – Indian army Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad, who survived six days buried under a 25-feet avalanche in Siachen, died three days after his rescue.
Rescuers pulled out the 33-year-old soldier alive on Monday. His colleagues were found dead.
Koppad was brought to the Army Research and Referral Hospital in New Delhi the same day. He died at 11.45 am on Thursday (today), the army said.
Ten Indian soldiers were buried in under the avalanche on the glacier in India-held Kashmir (IHK) last week at an altitude of 19,600 feet. Koppad, who was found six days after the avalanche, was the only survivor.