GUWAHATI: A major avalanche occurred on October 4 in the upper reaches of Uttarakhand. The disaster took place when a team of 61 mountaineers and trainers from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi were conducting a training program. The participants and trainers were from different parts of the country and two of them were from the Northeastern region of the country. Out of the 61 participants, 32 were rescued by professionals. Out of the remaining 29, 27 dead bodies have been recovered so far and two bodies are yet to be found.
Deepshikha Hazarika, a 25-year-old mountaineer from Guwahati and 35-year-old Tiklu Jyrwa from Shillong were part of the team of mountaineers stuck by this tragedy. Both of their bodies were recovered from the debris by the search and rescue workers of a multi-organisation response team.
The dead bodies of both the mountainers were brought back on a flight to Guwahati after proper post-mortem procedures last Sunday. Members of different sports organisations paid their homage to Deepshikha Hazarika when her body was kept in the Nehru Stadium in Guwahati. Thereafter she was taken to the Adingiri Baptist Church where the service was carried out as per religious rules.
Tiklu Jyrwa was a resident of the Upper Lumparing locality in the capital of Meghalaya. He leaves behind his wife and two children at home. The chief minister of Meghalaya, Conrad Sangma paid his regards to the deceased via tweeter. "Extremely sad to share that Mr. Tiklu Jyrwa, the mountaineer from Shillong who along with a team of mountaineers went missing after an avalanche hit them in Uttarakhand has passed away. " mentioned the CM.
Deepshikha's body was identified by her father and brother. And the body of Tiklu was identified by his brother-in-law, Wallambok Lyngdoh. Both took part in multiple adventure sports and were members of local sports organisations.
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