Body of porter who fell into crevasse in Siachen spotted

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2016,14:15 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

New Delhi | After a massive operation, the army today traced the body of a porter who had fallen into a 200 feet deep crevasse in Siachen’s Northern Glacier, with Army chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag saying all possible measures will be undertaken to retrieve it.

The porter accidentally fell in the crevasse on February 27. Rescue operations by specialised army teams were launched immediately. Rescue teams cut through the frozen snow and ice to reach 130 feet deep where they located the body, army sources said.

Paying rich tributes to the porter, the Army chief said he was one of us. It takes extraordinary courage, physical fitness and mental robustness for a civilian porter to work with the army in the torturous and unforgiving terrain of Siachen.

For me, he is one of us, General Suhag told. He said all possible measures will be taken and the army will not rest till the body is retrieved. The incident came just weeks after an avalanche killed 10 soldiers in Siachen.

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