RAWALPINDI - The dead bodies of 19 soldiers have so far been recovered from the rubbles in Gayari where recovery work is going on, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Tuesday.

Two bodies were found during recovery work on Tuesday. The identification process till late night was underway to determine the identity of the deceased soldiers who were among 139 defence personnel entrapped under the rubbles in this year’s April avalanche in Gayari. The first body was recovered at 3 35 pm while the second body recovered Tuesday was found at 5 10 pm, the ISPR said. The recovery operation is scaled up considering that heavy monsoon rains would hamper the operation in the days ahead.