Assam | Army Helicopter hit Uttarakhand peak

Assam | Army Helicopter hit Uttarakhand peak

Army Helicopter hit Uttarakhand

Dehradun:Army Helicopter hit Uttarakhand ,  Six people with minor injuries from Draupadi peak in Uttarkashi district to resume search for missing climbers after being hit by a massive avalanche at an altitude of 17,000 feet. The climbers were brought to the helipad on Wednesday.

A 41-member team of climbers was returning after scaling the peak when it was hit by an avalanche on Tuesday.
Twenty-eight trainees from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) in Uttarkashi were part of the team.

The list of trainees released by the Uttarkashi Police includes individuals from West Bengal, Delhi, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Assam, Haryana, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
An official here said six climbers were brought to the Matali helipad and had “minor” injuries. The official said that they are being given first aid.

The search and rescue operation resumed on Wednesday with four ITBP personnel in Cheetah and ALH helicopters dispatched to the Dokrani Glacier in search of the missing climbers.
According to NIM principal Col. Amit Bisht, 10 bodies were found on Tuesday, of which four were recovered.
The rescue operation had to be stopped on Tuesday due to darkness and bad weather.

Colonel Bisht said the avalanche fell at around 8.45 am on Tuesday when a team of trainee mountaineers and instructors from NIM were returning from the summit.

He said that after the avalanche, the team members got trapped in the crevasses.

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