It was reported that 10 mountaineering students died and 11 students were missing as a result of an avalanche in the Indian part of the Himalayas.
Ashok Kumar, Uttarakhand state police chief, announced that an avalanche had fallen on a summit of 29 climbers in the Garhwal Himalayas, located within the state borders.
Kumar stated that 8 mountaineers were rescued and treated, and shared the information that search and rescue efforts continue.
Press Truth India website announced that 10 climbers were killed and 11 climbers were missing.
International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation official Amit Chowdhary said: “This is the first time in the history of Indian mountaineering that such a large group of mountaineering trainees have died in an avalanche.” made the statement.
The Prime Minister of Uttarakhand state, Pushkar Singh Dhami, stated that the National Disaster Response Force and the Indian army have deployed teams to assist the rescue efforts.
Avalanches are common in the mountainous regions of Uttarakhand, while at least 200 people died in landslides and floods last year caused by the rupture of a glacier in the Himalayas.