Rescue work at Gayari continues round the clock: Gayari update

Friday, April 20th, 2012 7:06:58 by

Rescue work at Gayari continues round the clock: Gayari update

Rawalpindi – April 20, 2012: The work at the site is being carried out round the clock.

Rise in temperature has not only increased the chances of slides being triggered onto work site but has also made plant work difficult due to soft melting snow.

Work is being hampered by large boulders. Site is being expanded to bypass these boulders and continue excavation work.

Norwegian team conducted steam test followed by aerial shoots of the avalanche site for map work to be utilized by Engineers during excavation of the site. Team has completed its work and there is no major deviation from existing

A total of 503 personnel including 425 military, 78 civilians alongwith 25 Heavy Machines are employed on search and rescue effort.

Water level in the blocked channel is rising quickly due to rise in temperature and resultant melting of snow. Excavator is working to widen existing seepage from channel. However, no major breakthrough has been achieved so far. 

WAPDA team has completed hydrological survey of the blocked water channel and has recommended immediate excavation of the channel to route the water.
Ground penetrating Radars and Geological Technical experts are assisting rescue efforts.

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