Trekking Tragedy: 4 Dead and 18 Stranded in Upper Himalayas

A trekking team of 22 people, including 18 from Karnataka and one from Maharashtra, lost its way in the Himalayas, resulting in four deaths and 18 stranded members. Rescue operations have been initiated, with the Indian Air Force and various local teams involved in efforts to locate the survivors and retrieve the deceased.

PTI | Uttarkashi | Updated: 05-06-2024 12:28 IST | Created: 05-06-2024 12:28 IST
Trekking Tragedy: 4 Dead and 18 Stranded in Upper Himalayas
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Four members of a trekking team tragically died while 18 others were left stranded during an expedition to the Sahastratal alpine lake in the upper Himalayan region, as confirmed by local officials on Wednesday. The ill-fated 22-member team embarked on their journey from Uttarkashi on May 29 but faced severe weather conditions that led to the unfortunate incident.

According to Uttarkashi District Magistrate Meharban Singh Bisht, the team consisted of 18 trekkers from Karnataka, one from Maharashtra, and three local guides. The group lost its way nearing Sahastratal and was expected to return by June 7. Subsequently, it was discovered that four members had perished.

Efforts to rescue the stranded trekkers are currently underway, with land and aerial operations initiated. The Indian Air Force has been enlisted to assist in the mission. Multiple teams, including those from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the forest department, have been mobilized from various locations, while local health centers remain on high alert to provide immediate care.

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