50 people including IIT Roorkee students are safe in Lahul-Spiti: Himachal CM

Shimla, Sep 25: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday said that the group of 50 trekkers which includes IIT Roorkee students are safe in Sissu area of Lahul-Spiti.

Meanwhile, two German nationals were rescued by Indian Air Force from Pingdom La. They were caught in a blizzard since two days.

The Air Force officials launched operation at 6 am today and the two were rescued successfully by 7 am.

Yesterday, a group of 8 people, comprising a woman from Brunei Sanjida Tuba, a man from The Netherlands Abby Lim&6 Indian nationals Priyanka Vora, Payal Desai, Dipika, Divya Aggarwal, Abhinav Chandel and Ashok had gone missing from Lahaul-Spiti where they were going on a trip.

In another group, 45 people including 35 IIT Roorkee students went missing in Lahul Spiti. Rajvir Singh.

On Monday, Father of one of the students Ankit Bhati told ANI ” they had gone for trekking to Hamta trekking pass in Kullu & were supposed to return to Manali, but now they’ve lost contact”.

Since last few days, the hilly state has been witnessing heavy rain and snowfall in many areas.

At least five people died and many have been reportedly injured in separate incidents as due to bad weather in Kullu, Kangra and Chamba districts on Monday.


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