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Uttarakhand: Bodies Of Two More Trekkers Found Near Himachal Border

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The search for missing hikers has been interrupted due to bad weather (File)

Uttarkashi:

The bodies of two other members of an 11-member trekking team who had disappeared en route to Chitkul via Harsil in Uttarkashi district were recovered by ITBP staff near the Himachal Pradesh border on Saturday. .

The bodies found near the Lamkhaga Pass are brought to Sangla from where they will be taken to Uttarkashi, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Mayur Dikshit said.

The bodies were spotted on Friday, but could be found when relief operations resumed on Saturday, he said.

They have been identified as Upendra Singh (37) from Purola in Uttarkashi and Richard Mandal (30) from Kolkata, said Devendra Patwal, district disaster management manager.

The bodies of five hikers were shot on Friday. Two remain missing while two surviving members of the team are under treatment in Harsil and Uttarkashi.

The search for the missing hikers has been halted due to bad weather at a height of 12,000 feet, the DM said, adding that it will resume as soon as the weather permits.

The missing were identified as Gyan Chand (33) resident of Purola and Suken Manjhi (43), resident of Kolkata (43), Patwal added.

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