Body of eighth soldier found at Gayari

Published Jun 06, 2012 10:13am

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Pakistani military personnel use heavy machinery as they search for avalanche victims during an ongoing operation at the Gayari camp near the Siachen glacier.— AFP Photo

RAWALPINDI: Body of another soldier was found at the Gayari sector of Siachen on Wednesday bringing the total number of bodies recovered so far to eight.

According to a spokesman of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) here, identity of the soldier was being ascertained.

It may be mentioned here that 139 soldiers, including some civilians, of 6 Northern Light Infantry Battalion came under a huge snow slide on the morning of April 7, 2012 in the Gayari sector near Skardu.

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