Three Trekkers found dead in HP

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Shimla, Oct 15 (UNI) Three trekkers, who went missing in a trekking route in Lahaul Spiti, of Himachal Pradesh last week have been found dead on a Himalayan glacier, police sources today said.

An eight-member team began trekking from Kibber village in Spiti valley to Leh Ladakh last week when they ran into bad weather.

The sources said while five members managed to reach Leh safely, three others went missing following which a search was launched for them.

An aerial survey later helped in finding the bodies of the three missing trekkers near Parangla Pass at about 19,000 feet and it took the rescue team five days to reach them.

Official sources said a mission to airlift their bodies from the Pass was called off after the helicopter failed to land at a safe place there.

The dead have been identified as Bhaskar Banerjee, 53, Amal Dhara, 35, and Vishwanath, 37, all residents of Howrah in West Bengal, the sources added.

UNI

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