Siachen tragedy: Rescuers recover 3 more bodies

Published: June 10, 2012

The army has vowed to continue operations until all the bodies are recovered. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Rescue teams have been making rapid progress recently at Gayari sector, Siachen with three more bodies being recovered on Sunday, Express News reported.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), 13 bodies have been recovered so far since rescue operations began after an avalanche buried 140 people, including 129 soldiers and 11 civilian employees, in the late hours of April 7, 2012.

Four bodies are yet to be identified.

Earlier on May 29, the army had declared the soldiers and civilians as martyrs after 52 days, since the avalanche.

More than 450 rescuers, including foreign teams, have been working in sub-zero temperatures at the site. Rescuers have dug tunnels into the mass of snow and ice.

The army has vowed to continue the operation until all the bodies are recovered.

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  • blaaah
    Jun 11, 2012 - 8:52AM

    Meanwhile in Pakistan and India, the foreign ministers enjoy their daily cup of tea.

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