United Nations: The body of an Indian peacekeeper, who suffocated while Kayaking in Congo, has been discovered, the UN boss’ representative has said.

Lieutenant Colonel Gaurav Solanki, sent with the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, had gone to Lake Kivu September 8 for Kayaking yet didn’t return, media reports from India said.

The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) affirmed that the body of the “peacekeeper from the Indian unexpected conveyed in Goma, who suffocated in Lake Kivu and had been absent since Sunday, has now been discovered,” representative for the Secretary General, Stephane Dujarric told correspondents here Friday.

Extraordinary Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the Mission in the Congo Leila Zerrougui offered her sympathies to the family and companions of the peacekeeper, just as to the individuals and Government of India.

India is the second biggest troop supporter of MONUSCO, with 2624 peacekeepers and 274 police faculty conveyed as of March 2019.



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