The team of trekkers included some income tax officers from Delhi
Shimla: A nine member team of trekkers, including income tax officers from Delhi, who were on a trekking tour in Himachal, have been reportedly trapped in remote Bara Bhangal village of Kangra district.
“A team of cops is on way. It’s very far and it’s raining heavily. The rescue can be done on Friday with the help of chopper,” said Kangra district Police Chief, Sanjeev Gandhi.
He said the first attempt to airlift the trekkers failed as helicopter could not land owing to bad weather in Bara Bhangal. The Kangra district administration had received information about some people trapped in Bara Bhangal on Wednesday evening.
“The team started trek from Manali, in Kullu to Bara Bhangal over a week ago. One of them team was injured while crossing 4665 meters Thamsar Pass. “I have talked to the trekkers. They have reached Bara Bhangal. There is no life threatening injuries but one of them can’t trek further,”said Kangra Deputy Commissioner, Ritesh Chauhan.
The Deputy Commissioner told that state government has deployed its helicopter for rescue operation. Bara Bhangal is a remote village in Kangra. It can be reached by 80 kilometer trek from near Baijnath.
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