Rescue operation for searching missing students ended on 6th day
without any result
CHITRAL: The outcome of the search operation of the dead
bodies of the seven students buried under the snow avalanche in
Susoom village ended in failure on Friday while the use of radar
system used by the Army Engineers also failed to detect the
location of the bodies.
Nine students of Parsan village had been hit and buried alive by
the snow avalanche on Saturday last when they were going back to
their village after appearing in a paper of matriculation
examination. The dead bodies of two of the students were recovered
the very next day while hectic efforts are afoot to recover the
rest of them.
The member of zilla council from Karimabad, Muhammad Yaqub told
Chitral Times by telephone that pointed excavation of snow
avalanche in two points was carried out based on the indication of
the radio waves-based apparatus but without any success as none of
the bodies were found there.
He said that three dewatering machines have been provided by the
district administration which suck away the water as a result of
the melting down of the snow due to its excavation and reduce the
risk of drifting down of the large mass of snow.
He said that light machinery also came to be used for the first
time to excavate the remove the snow from the site under which the
dead bodies are suspected to be lying.
Mr. Yaqub said that the arrival of the sensitive gadget has filled
the worried and frenzied parents losing their sons with hopes for
early recovery of the dead bodies and had thronged the place in
The special team of engineers with radar system have been sent by
the general officer commanding of Pak Army Swat division, Major Gen
Nadir Khan who visited the village two days ago.
More than one hundred personnel of Chitral Scouts, police, Levies,
NDMA team in addition to the local volunteers are taking part in
the search operation on daily basis which has entered its sixth day