10 people dead, 18 missing due to avalanche in Uttarakhand
28 trekkers were trapped on Danda-2 mountain peak of Draupadi
Trainee and teacher of Nehru Mountaineering Institute included among those trapped in avalanche: Air Force deploys two helicopters
A major tragedy occurred on Tuesday in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. Here, 28 trekkers have been trapped in an avalanche on the Danda-2 peak of Rdropadi. Colonel Bisht, Principal of Nehru Mountaineering Institute, said that 10 bodies of 28 people trapped in the avalanche have been recovered. However, 18 people are still missing. NDRF,
Rescue operation by SDRF and Army is going on. The Indian Air Force has deployed 2 Cheetah helicopters to rescue the stranded tractors.
Danda-2 peak of Draupadi is located at an altitude of 5006 meters. Uttarakhand Disaster Management Officer Devendra Patwal said that among those trapped in the avalanche were trainees of the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) and their teacher.
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said in a tweet that the district administration along with the team of NIM to bring out the people trapped in Draupadi’s Danda-2 mountain peak as soon as possible.,
NDRF, SDRF, Army and ITBP jawans are carrying out a rapid rescue operation. He spoke to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and appealed for the help of the army in the rescue operation. Following which Rajnath Singh assured all possible help.
However, due to continuous snowfall, the rescue operation is getting hampered. It is worth mentioning that earlier this incident of glacier movement in Kedarnath of Uttarakhand came to light.