Himachal Pradesh: A total of 11 members of a trekking team which had gone missing have been found dead, officials said here on Friday.
The State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) on Friday launched another search and rescue operation to track, rescue and bring down the missing trekkers in Uttarkashi district.
On Friday, a search operation was launched after 17 people, including eight tourists, who had gone to Chitkul trekking via Lamkhaga Pass from Harshil went missing. Two trekkers were rescued and five bodies were recovered by the SDRF personnel during the operation.
Army on Thursday recovered five bodies and rescued two people from snow in a rescue operation with Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), informed Abid Hussain Sadiq, Deputy Commissioner, Kinnaur.
"ITBP & Army started rescue operations on Thursday for 17 trekkers who went missing. They had started their expedition from Uttarakhand. Army rescued two people & recovered five bodies from the snow at different places," said Deputy Commissioner.
On Wednesday, 17 trekkers were reported missing at Lamkhaga Pass between Uttarakhand to Himachal Pradesh, informed Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar.