Indian Army officer posted at UN mission in Congo dies in kayaking incident

NEW DELHI: An Indian Army officer posted at the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has died in a kayaking incident in the African country, sources said.

Indian Army officer posted at UN mission in Congo dies in kayaking incident

Solanki''s body was found at a distance of a kilometre from Tchegera Island. Photo credit: Twitter.

shriaya.dutt@tribuneindia.com

New Delhi, September 12 

An Indian Army officer posted at the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has died in a kayaking incident in the African country, sources said.

Lt Col Gaurav Solanki, who was posted as a military staff officer in the UN Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, went missing while kayaking near the Tchegera Island in Lake Kivu near Goma on September 8, they said.

An intensive search was carried out to retrieve the officer and his body was found on Thursday from the lake. — PTI 

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