An update of the search...
Massive relief and rescue effort is in progress at Gayari. Another priority point (Sixth Site) has been added to the search and rescue work which is under way at already five identified points. At present 15 heavy machines which include Dumpers, Dozers, Excavators and Loaders are working at the search site.
At point one, excavating has gone down upto 115 feet. Work will start at 130 feet long horizontal tunnel with a dia of 3 meters to attain access to the accommodation area.
At point two, excavation work has gone down to 100 feet.
A 450 meters long access track has been developed and improved by adding sub grade to improve traction for wheeled plant equipment on the avalanche to access the priority points. The work on both main access tracks has been carried out to increase the total length to 1.5 kilometers.
The weather continues to be harsh and unfriendly, posing operational and administrative difficulties for both men and machines busy in the rescue operation. However, the trying weather hazards and colossal work at hand have not been able to flinch resolve of man busy in the rescue efforts.
:: ISPR :: Inter Services Public Relations - PAKISTAN
Amazing they were able to airlift all that stuff to this remote place and the fact that they are determined to recover the bodies even though those guys are definitely dead by now.