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Meghalaya mountnaineer laid to rest

The funeral service was attended by a large number of family and friends of Jyrwa. 

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Shillong: The body of a trainee mountaineer from Meghalaya, Tiklu Jyrwa, who was hit by an avalanche in Uttarakhand, was laid to rest on Tuesday afternoon at the Presbyterian Church cemetery here. 

The funeral service was attended by a large number of family and friends of Jyrwa. 

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Jyrwa had gone for training in an advanced mountaineering course organised by the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. 

On October 4, Jyrwa, who is a member of the Meghalaya Sport Climbing & Mountaineering Association (MeSCMA), and his team of 40 other members were hit by an avalanche. 

As part of their course, they had climbed the Mount Draupadi Ka Danda – II peak in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district when the avalanche hit the team while returning back. 

His body was recovered four days later on October 8.

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and several others have condoled the demise of Jyrwa. 

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