Musa Ibrahim and two Indian mountaineers have been rescued after five days they had gotten trapped on Carstensz Pyramid, the 4,884 meter mountain in the Sudirman Range of the western central highlands of Papua Province in Indonesia.
Confirming the news, Musa’s wife Ummey Sharaban Tahura said that her husband called her around 6:00 am (Bangladesh time) on Monday through messenger after he was rescued safely.
State Minister for Foreign Affairs Mohammed Shahriar Alam also posted the information on his Facebook account early Monday.
The minister posted a status on the social media saying that he was finally going to sleep after hearing the good news it would take rescue team around ten minutes to shift Musa to safe zone.
Upon arriving at the airport, Musa Ibrahim also on his Facebook account saying: “Just arrived Timika Airport. Allah is so kind. We returned safe. See you insha allah.”
On May 30, Musa left Dhaka for his new expedition ‘Bangladesh-India Friendship’ to scale up Carstensz Pyramid, the highest mountain in Australia and Oceania (4,884 metre).
He and the two Indian mountaineers -- Satyarup Siddhanta and Nandita Chandra Shekhar -- began the expedition on June 1 and were expected to finish by June 18.