Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Wednesday sanctioned Rs 25 lakh for the family of Lance Naik Sudheesh, who hailed from Kollam and who was one of the nine soldiers who died in an avalanche on Siachen glacier.

Addressing reporters on Wednesday evening after a cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said the victim’s wife would also be given a state government job.

Ten soldiers were buried under an avalanche on Siachen glacier on 3 February, at an altitude of around 19,500 feet. Lance Naik Hanamanthappa Koppad was found alive on Monday. The bodies of nine others were also found.


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Siachen avalanche: Kerala govt offers compensation, job for Lance Naik Sudheesh’s family