Friday, April 13, 2012

Siachen Landslide: operation continues on day 6

Siachen landslide buries 138 under 80 feet of snow/rubble

As rescue efforts to recover the buried soldiers enter its sixth day in Gayari, Siachen, another priority point (Sixth Site) has been added to the search, adding to the already five identified points.
Currently there are 15 heavy machines including Dumpers, Dozers, Excavators and Loaders at the site.
At point one, the excavation has managed to reach 115 feet deep. Work is also expected to start on the 130 feet long horizontal tunnel with a diameter of three meters to attain access to the accommodation area.
Meanwhile at point two, excavation work has reached 100 feet deep.
A 450 meters long access track has been developed and improved by adding sub-grade to improve traction for wheeled excavation equipment on the avalanche to access the priority points.


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