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Update of Avalanche Clearance at Gayari Sector Siachen

Rawalpindi: The weather has once again turned very cold due to overcast conditions and chilling winds. The bad weather posing difficulties in rescue activities but could not affect the pace of work at site.

The excavation work is being expanded with help of men and material. A probing search was carried out at three spots. Some life jackets, pieces of Igloo and medicines have been found at the site. These items were found 600 Meters from the original location.

The items recovered showed the magnitude of destruction and nature of the avalanche. The entire process of initiation/striking down of avalanche took less than five seconds as intimated by WAPDA Team Hydrological experts.

For more information, contact:
Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR)
Hilal Road, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
Tel: +9251 927 1605
Fax: +9251 927 1601
Email: ispr@ispr.gov.pk

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