Uttarkashi Avalanche: The avalanche hit Draupadi Ka Danda II peak at a top of 17,000 toes on Tuesday when the crew was returning after summiting.

Five more bodies have been recovered nowadays,  days after a group of climbers from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering had been trapped by an avalanche in Uttarkashi, the institute stated.

Twenty- mountaineers are nevertheless believed to be missing. The avalanche hit Draupadi Ka Danda II height at a top of 17,000 toes on Tuesday when the team turned into returning after summiting.

According to the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM), the recovery of five more our bodies takes the quantity of our bodies retrieved to date to nine after four have been recovered on the day of the avalanche. Of the 9 our bodies, seven are of trainees and  of teachers.

Uttarakhand Police had stated on its Facebook page on Wednesday that 10 bodies had been retrieved.

Earlier within the day, the State Emergency Operation Centre (SEOC) right here stated, without accounting for the 5 our bodies recovered, that of NIM’s 61-member improve training path group, including trainees and teachers, four bodies had been recovered, 30 had been safe and 27 nevertheless missing.

Earlier within the day, a 14-member group from High Altitude Warfare School primarily based in Gulmarg in Jammu and Kashmir joined the rescue operation for the missing mountaineers.

The team, which specialises in excessive-altitude rescue operations, will assist in the joint efforts by using the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and mountaineers from NIM in their efforts to locate the missing climbers, the SEOC said.

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