RAWALPINDI: An expert team comprising 3 individuals from Switzerland is arriving tonight to assist in Siachen rescue operations.
According to an Inter Services Public Relations press release, another disaster management team comprising 6 individuals along with necessary equipment from Germany will also reach Islamabad tonight.
286 soldiers including 60 civilians alongwith dozers and JCB (used for digging) are employed at the incident site for rescue operation. Effort is further being beefed up. They have so far cleared one platform measuring a 40 feet length, 30 feet wide and 10 feet deep.
5 helicopters are taking part in the operation while heavy machinery, additional manpower including technical experts from National Disaster Management Authority and Strategic Planning Division have been moved from Islamabad via C 130. SAMAA