Adverse weather holds up Musa Ibrahim at Mt Carstensz base camp

Dhaka,  Sun,  23 July 2017
Published : 19 Jun 2017, 00:39:30
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Adverse weather holds up Musa Ibrahim at Mt Carstensz base camp

Bangladesh mountaineer Musa Ibrahim and his two team mates are stranded at the base camp of Carstenz Pyramid in Indonesia's Papua Province, report agencies.

The two other members of the expedition are Indian mountaineers, Satyarup Siddhanta and Nandita Chandrashekhar.

According to the Facebook status of State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammed Shahriar Alam, Musa along with an Indian mountaineer has remained stranded there for four days.

"They have food. Meanwhile, Bangladesh Embassy in Indonesia has arranged a helicopter to rescue the Bangladeshi mountaineer. The helicopter will start for the mountain once the weather condition improves," Shahriar added.

The state minister urged everyone to pray for Musa and other mountaineers who have got stuck there, adding Asean authorities and Indian Embassy in Indonesia have been working with the Bangladeshi ones to carry out the rescue operation.

The bdnews24.com established contact with Musa through text messages sent to the satellite phone with Satyarup.

In a message received at 12:36 pm on Sunday, Musa said they were stuck at the base camp, Lake Falley at the elevation of 4,275 metres for the last four days.

He said that their food supplies were exhausted and that they are now depending on some food left behind by previous campers.

Earlier, Rafa Uddin, who is with Musa's mountaineering club, North Alpine told the news agency on Sunday that following the summit, the team climbed down to the base camp on June 13 and have been stranded there since then.

Musa's wife Umme Saraban Tahura told the news agency on Sunday that they had spoken just after 10:00 am over satellite phone.
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