Avalanche took 5 lives, 5 still missing at Khardong- la road. The victims were labours engaged by HAL to fetch snow by tipper to Leh, where it's helicopters were to make a trial snow landing on the fetched snow. The avalanche triggered when the labour start excavating fresh snow from the road side. And one of the tipper with labour came in its way. The local hill council has mobilized SDRF, Army, Airforce and BRO teams along with local volunteers , and the CEC is personally supervising the rescue. Local police has being directed to launch a FIR and to form a SIT for an impartial investigation.