Search on to recover Rangers DGs body

MULTAN (APP) - The wreckage of the helicopter has been recovered almost 100 per cent while divers are still scouring the Indus river in Layyah district to find the remaining two bodies. DCO Layyah Mushtaq Ahmad Anjum told this news agency that a special team of divers from Pakistan Army, divers from Punjab Rangers, Pakistan Navy and divers from Rescue 1122, civil defence and local divers were busy in scouring the river. Divers of Army, Navy and Rangers started searching for the bodies in the river at 4am on Thursday and were still busy, the DCO said. The DCO added that some teams of divers had also been sent to the river near Taunsa Barrage. Explaining the method of search, he said that teams comprising 25 to 30 people holding rope were walking in the river to scour it to find any part of the helicopter or the bodies. Different teams of divers were busy in such a way, he added. He said the last part of the helicopter that consisted of seats had also been taken out and after examining the parts collected so far, helicopter engineers believed that almost 100 per cent recovery of the wreckage had been made. The DCO said that the civil administration has informed local people i.e riverine communities, to inform the administration in case they find a body or part of the helicopter in any part of the river.

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