SKARDU: Two more bodies of martyred soldiers were found at Gayari sector of Siachen on Tuesday, bringing the total number of bodies recovered so far to six
The martyrs were identified as Sipahi Mohammad Akbar and Sipahi Mohammad Ali.
Earlier, the body of an army official, Major Zaka-ul-Haq was also recovered along with other martyrs.
It may be mentioned that 139 soldiers, including some civilians of 6 Northern Light Infantry Battalion, were buried under a huge snow slide on April 7 in Gayari sector near Skardu.
The Pakistan Army had declared all the victims of Gayari as ‘Shuhada’ (martyrs). Aspects related to socio-religious dimensions / implications, requirements to initiate the process of documentation, and reduction of the sufferings of the bereaved families made the Army to take such a step.
RAWALPINDI: Search and rescue Operation at Gayari continues at its full pace despite severe weather conditions, blizzard and low temperatures.
According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, the spirit of troops busy in rescue operation is high, who are determined to dig out their valiant comrades from tons of snow.
The low temperature poses serious challenge to the effectiveness of plant equipment too. Disregarding the difficulties posed by 145 ft high pile of snow in the vicinity and extreme cold at the bottom of excavation, the troops are attempting a horizontal tunnel at the base of main excavation site to access suspected location of a structure to reach out to survivors.
The access tracks have been improved. Some infantry troops grouped into small teams continued to be employed on the periphery for search work. The outflow of water channel remains the same.