State climber’s body recovered, mortal remains to arrive on Sunday

State climber’s body recovered, mortal remains to arrive on Sunday

Shillong, Oct 8: The body of Tiklu Jywa, a resident of Upper Lumparing, Shillong who had gone missing on October 4 when an avalanche hit a group of 41 trainee mountaineers and their trainers was recovered on Saturday morning.

His body was identified by his brother-in-law who is also a mountaineer, Wallambok Lyngdoh. Jyrwa was the husband of Lyngdoh’s younger sister.

The family members informed that the body of Jyrwa would be brought to Shillong on Sunday after completing the required formalities. His funeral will be held on Monday.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, took to twitter to confirm the demise of Jyrwa.

“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. My prayers for his family and loved ones during their hour of grief. May the departed Rest In Peace,” the Chief Minister tweeted.

Sangma also informed that the government is in touch with the family and are facilitating the transportation of his mortal remains to Shillong.

Along with a group of 40 other mountaineers, Jyrwa was reported missing following Tuesday’s avalanche in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand.

The group had gone for advanced training at the Uttarkashi-based Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) and were returning from Mount Draupadi Ka Danda II when the avalanche hit them.

Jyrwa is a member of the Meghalaya Sport Climbing & Mountaineering Association (MeSCMA).