The body of an Armyman was recovered yesterday, five days after he was trapped in the debris following a landslide in Tawang sector of Arunchal Pradesh, an official said.
Subedar AS Dhagale was from Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra and is survived by his wife and two daughters.
A defence spokesperson said that a team of Army troopers was on an operational task in the forward area of Tawang sector when a landslide struck. The landslide left behind a debris at least 7 feet thick.
While everyone else was able to escape without any critical injury, Subedar Dhagale was trapped in the debris, the defence spokesperson said, adding that a search operation was immediately launched to locate him.
"After a massive search for four days by multiple teams with specialist equipment, Dhagale's mortal remains were retrieved from the landslide site and moved to District Hospital, Tawang," the spokesperson said.