ITBP rescues 37 member trekking team

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Dehra Dun, Sep 22 (UNI) As many as 37 trekkers, including foreigners, were rescued and five bodies trapped in heavy snow pulled out by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) from the Kalandani Khal in Uttarakhand.

According to DMMC officials, the ITBP pulled out five bodies from 4-5 ft of snow yesterday and said all other members of the trekking team were safe.

The 37-member trekking team was led by Padmashree Dr Shekhar Pathak and included seven Austrians.

The team had contacted the ACS through a satellite phone after losing direction on the Kalindi-Badrinath trek in Garhwal Himalayas.

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