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2nd body recovered from Kinnaur avalanche site

ANI | Updated: Mar 04, 2019 19:31 IST

Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Mar 4 (ANI): The Indian Army on Monday retrieved the body of another jawan on the 13th day of rescue operations at the avalanche site in Namgya, Kinnaur.
The first body was recovered on March 2.
The search and rescue operation to find four of the five Army personnel, who were hit by an avalanche on February 20 in Namgya region of Kinnaur district, was further intensified on Sunday.
The body of an Army man, identified as Rajesh Rishi, was evacuated on Saturday from the site of an avalanche and handed over to his family.
Over 500 personnel of Army, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Border Roads Organisation (BRO), Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) and DRDO have been pressed into service to locate the missing army men.
On February 20, six army men out of a total of 16 who had started their journey from Namgya to Shipkila to repair a water supply line were hit by an avalanche in Pooh sub-division of Kinnaur district.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has assured all possible assistance to the Army to ensure speedy relief and rehabilitation works. (ANI)

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