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17 trekkers missing in Himachal Pradesh, police say search operation underway

Shimla: 17 trekkers have gone missing in Himachal Pradesh’s Kinnaur district. A senior official gave this information on Wednesday.

Trekkers had left Harshil for Chitkul, adjacent to Uttarkashi in Uttarakhand. Himachal PradeshThey reportedly went missing on October 14 in Kinnaur, but during inclement weather from October 17 to 19 at the Lamkhaga Pass, they said.

Lamkhaga Pass is one of the most difficult pass which connects Kinnaur district with Harshil of Uttarakhand.

Kinnaur Deputy Commissioner Abid Hussain Sadiq said teams of police and forest department and rapid response teams have been sent to the spot.

The DC said that the help of Indo-Tibetan Border Police has also been sought for their search.

He said that the search operation would be started early Thursday.

By Naveen Bharat Staff

 

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