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1 dead, 5 stranded in Chitkul while trekking in Uttarakhand

ANI | Updated: Sep 03, 2022 23:31 IST

Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh) [India], September 3 (ANI): Five people including two trekkers and three porters were stranded on Saturday in Chhitkul region of Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur while trekking from Khimloga pass in Uttarakhand towards Himachal.
The Disaster Management authority of Himachal Pradesh has confirmed the death of one trekker.
The Disaster Management Authority of Himachal Pradesh have ordered a search and rescue operation for the trekkers and porters missing from the Kinnaur-Chhitkul trek.
However, it has been reported that one of the three trackers and three of the six porters have reached Chitkul.
Two trekkers and three porters were reportedly injured and stuck somewhere near by Khimlaga pass in Uttarakhand.

"...3 trekkers and 6 porters were trekking from Uttarakhand to Chitkul, out of which 1 trekker and 3 porters have reached Chitkul and 2 trekkers and 3 porters are injured and stuck somewhere nearby Khimloga Pass," read an official notice by Abid Hussain Sadiq, District Magistrate, Kinnaur.
As per the information, one of the trekkers fell off after his grip slipped on the rope during the trek and died on the spot while the other trekker, Narottam Gyan (52) received an injury in his hand.
Of the six porters, Kalyan Singh, Pradeep, and Devendra reached the nearby dispensary at around 5 pm today.
Sadiq has, however, ordered a search and rescue operation for the missing trekkers and porters from 5 am tomorrow.
More details are awaited. (ANI)