A team of 10 officials will today escort the official, who has been suffering from mountain sickness, to Gasa after plans to airlift him yesterday failed again due to bad weather.

Gasa dzongrab, Tshewang Jurmi said the chopper was cancelled due to bad weather since yesterday morning. He said, the team comprising of three police personnel, a doctor, a caretaker and six supporting staff from Gasa dzongkhag administration were sent to Koina, yesterday. Army personnel and locals from Laya had brought the official to Koina guesthouse yesterday.

The 26-year old official works with the department of hydro-met services and was on an expedition to Memari, Laya.