Dehradun: The news of a major accident is coming from Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand. There are reports of many climbers getting trapped in the snowstorm here. It is being said that on September 23, a team of 40 climbers from the Nehru Mountaineering Institute left for Draupadi's Danda-2 mountain peak from Uttarkashi. It was here on Tuesday that all of them got trapped in an avalanche in the peak. As soon as the news of the accident was received, the soldiers of the district administration, NDRF, SDRF, Army and ITBP along with the team of NIM have become active and are engaged in rapid relief and rescue work. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has also confirmed the accident. It is being said that even now 20 climbers are trapped there.
As per reports, there were a total of 40 people in the mountaineering expedition. Of these, 33 were trainees, while 7 were trainers. All of them got trapped by the sudden storm and avalanche. So far 20 including 3 trainees and 17 trainers have been rescued. Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has spoken to the Defense Minister and sought the assistance of the Army. Army personnel are also involved in relief work. The Air Force has deployed two of its Cheetah helicopters for relief and rescue operations. Some helicopters have been kept on standby mode for the time being, they will be used if required.
The news of the death of some climbers is also coming out in this accident that happened on Draupadi's Danda-2 mountain top. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed grief over their death. He tweeted, "Deeply saddened by the loss of life and property due to landslide in mountaineering expedition carried out by Nehru Mountaineering Institute in Uttarkashi. My condolences to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones.''