Porter falls into crevasse in Siachen, body found

FPJ BureauUpdated: Friday, May 31, 2019, 05:35 PM IST
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Siachen: Army personnel carrying the body of porter Thukjay Gyasket in Siachen's Northern Glacier on Wednesday that was recovered after a massive five-day rescue operation. Gyasket had fallen into a deep crevasse from an old bridge on 27 Feb 16. PTI Photo (PTI3_2_2016_000229B) |

Jammu/New Delhi : The army on Wednesday recovered the body of a porter who died after slipping into a 200-foot deep crevasse in Jammu and Kashmir’s Siachen Glacier.

Three crevasses opened up in the northern glacier at the Siachen on February 25, and these were bridged on February 26 and 27. The porter, Thukjay Gyasket, was part of the crevasse bridging team.

“After a massive rescue effort, the army today (Wednesday) recovered the body of a porter who had fallen into a 200-foot deep crevasse in Siachen’s northern glacier,” Colonel S.D. Goswami, spokesman of the army’s Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command told IANS in Jammu.

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