Soldier killed in building collapse laid to rest in Meghalaya
Shillong, July 17 (PTI) The mortal remains of Subedar
Henkhomang Gangte, one of the thirteen soldiers killed in a
building collapse in Himachal Pradesh, has been laid to rest
with full military honours at his native place in Meghalaya's
East Khasi Hills district, a defence spokesperson said.
Gangte, a resident of Happy Valley area in the
district, was buried at the Assam Regimental Centre cemetery
on Wednesday in the presence of the Commandant, Brigadier R K
Gaikwad, relatives and local people, he said.
His body had arrived in a military aircraft to
Guwahati, along with the remains of two other officers,
Subedar Major Prodip Chandra Bhuyan and Subedar Bisharsing
Basumatary, - both residents of Assam - the spokesperson said.
The mortal remains were received by the family members
on Tuesday at the Guwahati airport, he added.
As many as fourteen people, including 13 Army
personnel, lost their lives and 28 others were injured on
Monday after a four-storey building collapsed in Himachal
Pradesh's Solan district following heavy rain. PTI JOP