11 of 17 missing trekkers dead in Uttarakhand 

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New Delhi, October 24, 2021 (PPI-OT):A total of 11 trekkers have died while teams of the Indian Air Force and the National Disaster Relief Force are on a lookout for four more of a trekking group. A group of 17 trekkers, including tourists, porters and guides, had lost their way on October 18 at Uttarakhand’s Limkhaga Pass at an altitude of 17,000 feet due heavy snowfall and inclement weather.

While 11 bodies have been recovered, four are missing and two others miraculously survived the ordeal. The IAF was called in on October 20 and two helicopters reached Harsil in Uttarkashi district. The search started on October 21 and the rescue team was able to located four bodies at an altitude of 15,400 feet. A survivor was located at 16,800 feet. On October 22, seven more bodies were found at two separate locations.

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