7 Dead, 2 Missing On Trek To Himachal’s Chitkul
- Death toll reaches 7 as 2 more trekkers found dead.
- Search is on for 2 remaining trekkers.
- 2 members had been rescued alive, they are injured and been treated.
Himachal Pradesh : A team of 11 people went missing on a trek to Chitkul in Himachal Pradesh via Harsil in Uttarkashi recently. They had begun the trek on October 11th from Harsil in Uttarkashi district and were supposed to reach Chitkul via Lamkhaga pass on October 19th. However, when 8 trekkers and 3 cooks accompanying them did not reach Chitkul on Tuesday, worried trek organisers informed the Uttarkashi district disaster management office. Search and rescue teams from Uttarkashi spotted 5 bodies of trekkers on Thursday, while 2 members of the team were found dead by a rescue team in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarkashi district disaster management officer Devendra Patwal said. 2 more members of an 11-strong trekking team have been found dead taking the death toll to 7.
A search is on for the 2 missing members of the team on a war footing with the help of a helicopter, Colonel Rajendra Prasad of 9 Bihar Regiment said. On Thursday, two members of the squad were rescued.
According to an official, they were hurt and are being treated in Harsil and Uttarkashi. The team members have been identified as Anita Rawat (38) from Delhi, and Mithun Dari (31), Tanmay Tiwari (30), Vikash Makal (33), Saurav Ghosh (34), Saviayan Das (28), Richard Mandal (30), and Suken Manjhi (43), all from Kolkata. The cooking staff has been identified as Devendra (37), Gyan Chandra (33) and Upendra (32), all from Purola in Uttarkashi.