5 Navy men missing after avalanche in Uttarakhand

Five members of a Navy expedition team went missing on Friday after being caught in an avalanche near the summit of Mount Trishul in Uttarakhand.

Five of the ten team members were unharmed. The army, air force and state disaster response force were conducting a search operation for the other half of the contingent.

The Navy said in a statement: “The search and rescue operations of five members of the Indian Navy mountaineering expedition to Mount Trishul, caught in an avalanche near the summit camp, are being carried out by the team. ground rescue and helicopters “from the forces and the SDRF.

He said the 20-member expedition left Mumbai on September 3. Ten climbers had started their approach on the last stage to the summit this morning, but were hit by the avalanche just before the summit. “… 5 of the 10 climbers are safe,” the Navy said.

Chamoli District Magistrate Himanshu Khurana said the district administration was on high alert and ready to provide support.

The Navy also coordinates with experts from the Nehru Institute of Mountaineering. The operation was blocked after sunset, and will resume on Saturday morning.