Shimla: As many as nine trekkers, including income tax officials, mainly from New Delhi, are reportedly struck in the remote Bara Bhangal area in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district which has become difficult to access due to bad weather, police said on Thursday. “A police team is on way. The rescue operations can be carried 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. It is learnt that the team started trekking from Manali, in Kullu to Bara Bhangal over a week ago. One of them team was injured while crossing 4,665 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. He said the state government has deployed its helicopter for rescue operation. “They will be airlifted once the weather improves. There is nothing worry,” said a district administration official. Bara Bhangal is a remote village in Kangra and can be reached by 80-km trek from near Baijnath.
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