Dehradun: During the Mountain Training Summit of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) in Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand, 28 trainees and trainers got trapped due to avalanche on Tuesday.
Out of these, eight have been evacuated safely. Whereas on the request of Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, on the orders of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, rescue teams have been sent by special helicopter of the Army to search for 21.
Official sources told UNI that about 29 mountaineering trainees and trainers got stuck in Avalance/Cravas today due to Draupadi’s arrival at Avalance near Danda 02 (height 5006 meters above sea level).
Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami tweeted that after talking to the Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, he has requested to take the help of the army to expedite the rescue operation.
He has assured us to give all possible help from the central government.
He further tweeted that rapid relief and rescue operations are being carried out by the personnel of District Administration, NDRF, SDRF, Army and ITBP along with the team of Nim to get the trainees out safely at the earliest.