In Uttarakhand Avalanche, 10 mountaineers died; and the search for more continues

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Landslide in Uttarakhand: According to Uttarakhand’s chief minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami, immediate relief and rescue efforts are being carried out by the district government, NDRF, SDRF, Indian Army, and ITBP personnel.

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Uttarakhand avalanche caused mountaineers death

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Today, an avalanche claimed the lives of four novice mountain climbers. The casualties were confirmed by the mountaineering school where these trainees had enrolled, according to Asian News International. Rescuers are looking for more victims since they have already saved eight.

All of the trainees are from Uttarkashi’s Nehru Mountaineering Institute.

Indian Air Force helicopters are assisting in the rescue attempt, according to Ashok Kumar, the chief of the Uttarakhand police.

At around 16,000 feet, the avalanche struck the squad at nine a.m.

From a nearby helipad at a height of 13,000 feet, the injured trainees are being flown to Dehradun, the state capital, according to a rescue officer.

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According to the office of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, teams from the National Disaster Response Force, the State Disaster Response Force, and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police are helping in the rescue attempt.

“To free the trainees imprisoned in the avalanche on the Danda-2 mountain peak of Draupadi, the district administration, NDRF, SDRF, Army, and ITBP personnel are working together with the NIM team to conduct immediate relief and rescue operations,” In a tweet, the Chief Minister’s Office.

According to the Chief Minister’s Office, he spoke with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and requested assistance from the army. “The center has vowed to offer all assistance,” it stated.


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