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Uttarkashi: 4 Trekkers Feared Dead, Authorities Race To Rescue 13 Others – News18

Himalayan View Tracking Agency informed authorities about four people who were feared killed and requested them to evacuate 13 trapped members

Himalayan View Tracking Agency informed authorities about four people who were feared killed and requested them to evacuate 13 trapped members

On Wednesday morning, the third rescue team of 4 members of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) was dispatched to join the search operation to rescue the trekkers

At least four trekkers are feared dead after their 22-member team lost their way and got trapped due to bad weather en route to Sahastra Tal in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi. The administration has initiated ground and air rescue operations to save 13 trekkers who are still stranded on the Sahastra Tal trek route.

On Wednesday morning, the third rescue team of 4 members of the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) was dispatched to join the search operation to rescue the trekkers.

A trekking team comprising 18 members from Karnataka, one from Maharashtra and three local guides, lost their way due to bad weather during a trekking expedition to Sahastra Tal that started on May 29.

Quoting Uttarkashi District Magistrate Meharban Singh Bisht, India Today reported that Himalayan View Tracking Agency informed authorities about four people who were feared killed and requested them to evacuate 13 trapped members.

Following this, the District Magistrate wrote to the Joint Secretary of the Central Defense Department for air rescue and the State SDRF Commandant for ground rescue assistance. He also ordered to send local-level rescue teams from Silla village to the spot to assist rescue teams.

Bisht noted that quick action is needed as Sahastra Tal is located at a high altitude of about 4,100-4,400 metres near the border of Uttarkashi and Tehri districts

“For the quick rescue of the trekking team, we have set rescue teams to Uttarkashi and Ghansali Tehri sides,” he said.

Sahastra Tal, a group of seven lakes, is believed that Pandavas had left for heaven from this place.

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