SIACHEN: Rescue teams in Gayari sector, Siachen recovered the body of one more soldier on Sunday, Express News reported. This is the second body after soldier Mohammad Hussain’s was recovered late Saturday night.
According to Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR), the identity of the soldier could not be confirmed at the moment as the identification process was underway.
The body was found around the same location where Hussain’s was found late Saturday night.
Earlier in the day, funeral prayers of Hussain were offered and the body has been sent to his hometown for burial.
The last official dispatch from ISPR on May 22 said that clearance efforts were underway round the clock to reach out to the 127 trapped soldiers and 11 civilians hit by an avalanche on April 7.
Simultaneous efforts were underway to tackle effects of water on the site in the shape of ponds, cuttings and crevasses.
More than 450 rescuers, including foreign teams, have been working in sub-zero temperatures at the site since the incident, though experts have said there is little chance of finding any survivors.