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Himachal Avalanche: Another Body Of Jawan Recovered, Four Still Missing

The search and rescue operations are being closely monitored by the Headquarters Western Command.

Himachal Avalanche: Another Body Of Jawan Recovered, Four Still Missing
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Himachal Avalanche: Another Body Of Jawan Recovered, Four Still Missing
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2019-03-02T16:57:15+05:30

Another body of an army jawan who went missing in an avalanche that had hit Kinnaur district on February 20, was recovered on Saturday in Himachal Pradesh.

Twenty-five-year-old Rajesh Rishi was one of the six jawans of the Army's 7 JAK Rifles who were buried under the avalanche that occurred near the Shipki La border outpost in the state's tribal Kinnaur district.

He was a resident of Himachal's Solan district, Kinnaur district public relations officer Mamta Negi said.

She said the body was being taken to Pooh and from there it will be sent to his native place in Jagatpur village.

About 500 personnel have been deployed to search for the other four trapped Army jawans in the avalanche, she added.

The body of one of the jawans, Havaldar Rakesh Kumar of Ghumarpur village in Bilaspur district, was recovered the same day when the avalanche occurred.

The search and rescue operations are being closely monitored by the Headquarters Western Command, a defence spokesperson said.

Lt Gen PM Bali, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Western Command, visited the site a few days ago and assured that all efforts were underway for search of the missing Army persons.

(PTI)

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