11 Trekkers, Including 5 From Delhi, Rescued by ITBP in U’Khand

Eleven trekkers, have been rescued from Uttarakhand after they got stranded for two days due to snowfall.

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 ITBP rescue mission. Representational image.

Eleven trekkers, including five from Delhi, have been rescued from the upper reaches of Uttarakhand after they got stranded for two days due to snowfall, ITBP officials said Wednesday, 26 December.

They said a group of five trekkers and porters each and a guide were rescued by the troops of the 14th battalion of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) from Munsiyari in Pithoragarh district after they got stranded there on 24 December.

“The group lost contact due to snowfall in Khaliya Top area in Bhainstal area of Munsiyari. They are in good health and were brought to Munsyari this afternoon and were further sent off to their destinations,” a senior official said.

Further details and the identities of the trekkers were awaited, they said.

Munsiyari is at an altitude of 7,200 feet.

The ITBP is deployed in the state as part of their mandate to guard the India-China border.

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