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Army recovers porter's body from crevasse in Siachen

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:51 IST

After a massive rescue effort, Indian Army on Wednesday, 2 March recovered the body of a porter who had fallen into a 200 feet deep crevasse in Siachen's Northern Glacier.

The porter accidentally fell in the crevasse on 27 February.

Rescue operations by special Army team were launched immediately and had continued unabated.

According to sources, the rescue teams progressively descended to depths of 60 feet, 90 feet and cut through the frozen snow and ice to finally reach 130 feet deep where they have located the mortal remains of the porter.

The incident comes just weeks after an avalanche killed 10 soldiers in Siachen.

ANI

First published: 2 March 2016, 1:55 IST
 
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