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Nine trekkers trapped in Bara Bhangal, rescue operation on

A nine-member team of trekkers, including income tax officers from Delhi, who were on a trekking tour in Himachal Pradesh, has been reportedly trapped in remote Bara Bhangal village of Kangra district.

india Updated: Jun 02, 2016 14:49 IST
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Kangra deputy commissioner Ritesh Chauhan said he got the information about some people trapped in Bara Bhangal on Wednesday evening.
Kangra deputy commissioner Ritesh Chauhan said he got the information about some people trapped in Bara Bhangal on Wednesday evening.(Livemint Representative Image)

A nine-member team of trekkers, including income tax officers from Delhi, who were on a trekking tour in Himachal Pradesh, has been reportedly trapped in remote Bara Bhangal village of Kangra district.

Kangra deputy commissioner Ritesh Chauhan said he got the information about some people trapped in Bara Bhangal on Wednesday evening.

“The team had started trekking from Manali to Bara Bhangal over a week ago,” said Chauhan. “Two or three members of the team were injured while crossing the 4665 metre long Thamsar Pass,” he added.

Chauhan said he had talked to the team members and they had reached Bara Bhangal. “The injuries are not life threatening but they are unable to go further,”said Chauhan.

The DC said state government had deployed it’s helicopter for the rescue operation. “The first attempt to airlift the trekkers failed as the helicopter could not land owing to bad weather in Bara Bhangal,” said Chauhan, adding that personal details of the trapped people could be known only after they were rescued.

The second sortie is scheduled in the afternoon.