Avalanche In Danda-2 Peak: Over 20 Feared To Be Trapped


Uttarakhand: Following an avalanche in Uttarakhand, the Chief Minister, Pushkar Singh Dhami, informed through a tweet that over 20 people were likely to be stuck while en route to Draupadi’s Danda top. They were a part of a 40-person trekking crew from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering in Uttarkashi, including 33 trainees and seven instructors.

To find and rescue the group, the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and the National Disaster Response Force have been dispatched to the area. Ten people have so far been rescued, including all seven teachers and three trainees.

To save the trainees caught in the avalanche on Draupadi’s Danda-2 mountain top as soon as possible, rescue operations are underway.

“Information has been received that 28 trainees of Nehru Mountaineering Institute, Uttarkashi are trapped due to avalanche in the Danda-2 mountain peak. I have asked Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, to have the army assist in hastening the rescue effort. He promised us that the centre will assist us in any way possible. To ensure everyone’s safety, a rescue effort is being carried out”, CM Dhami tweeted.


Singh while condoling the loss of lives, expressed concern over the safety of the trekkers and ensured hasty rescue operations.

“Deeply anguished by the loss of precious lives due to landslide which has struck the mountaineering expedition carried out by the Nehru Mountaineering Institute in Uttarkashi. My condolences to the bereaved families who have lost their loved ones.”, he tweeted

“Spoke to CM Uttarakhand, Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, and took stock of the situation. Rescue operations are underway to help the mountaineers who are still trapped. I have instructed the IAF to mount the rescue and relief ops. Praying for everyone’s safety and well-being.”, he added.

Notably, The group had set out for their climb from Uttarkashi on September 23.

You might also like
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.