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Over 28 trainee stranded as avalanche hit Draupadi’s Danda-2 mountain peak in Uttarakhand; NDRF, SDRF deployed

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has tweeted that rapid relief and rescue operations are being carried out by the district administration, NDRF, SDRF, Army and ITBP personnel to rescue the mountaineering trainees trapped in the avalanche.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Dehradun: In a tragic incident, 28 trainees of the Nehru Mountaineering Institute are reported to be stranded due to an avalanche on Draupadi’s Danda-2 mountain peak in Uttarakhand. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has tweeted that rapid relief and rescue operations are being carried out by the district administration, NDRF, SDRF, Army and ITBP personnel to rescue the mountaineering trainees trapped in the avalanche. Indian Air Force has sent two Cheetah helicopters for relief and rescue operations.

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Uttarakhand DGP Ashok Kumar told sources that out of 28 NIM trainees trapped in an avalanche at Danda-2 mountain peak of Draupadi, 8 trainees have been rescued; And for the search and rescue of the rest, an Air Force helicopter has been deployed.

According to preliminary reports, the avalanche incident took place at around 9 am today. As soon as the information of the accident was received, SDRF teams have left from Sahastradhara helipad in Dehradun to rescue the trainees trapped in the avalanche on Draupadi’s Danda-2 mountain peak.

CM Dhami said that he has spoken to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and appealed to the Army for help to expedite the rescue operation. Dhami said, “He has assured us of all possible help from the Centre. A rescue operation is on to get everyone out.”

Meanwhile, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also took to Twitter and expressed grief over the loss of lives and consoled the bereaved families who lost their family members.

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In a tweet, Rajnath Singh said, “Deeply saddened by the sad news of loss of precious lives due to landslide in mountaineering expedition conducted by Nehru Mountaineering Institute in Uttarkashi. My condolences to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones. Have given.”

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