SIACHEN: The body of two soldiers were recovered from the site of the avalanche in the Gayari sector. Earlier the body of Mohammad Hussain had been recovered late Saturday night.
According to the ISPR, the search operation for soldiers and civilians buried underneath the avalanche continues. The identity of the second soldier has not been established; however his body was discovered at the same spot as Mohammad Hussain’s.
Mohammad Hussain’s funeral prayers were offered on Sunday and he was laid to rest in his hometown.
The search operation which has been underway for almost two months has seen more than 450 rescuers including foreign teams work around the clock despite harsh weather conditions. It was on April 7 that 127 soldiers and 11 civilians were trapped underneath an avalanche in the Gayari sector of Siachen.