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Posted at: Jun 16, 2019, 6:37 AM; last updated: Jun 16, 2019, 1:13 PM (IST)

Climbers’ bodies sink deeper post fresh avalanches

Climbers’ bodies sink deeper post fresh avalanches
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Pithoragarh, June 15

The bodies of foreign mountaineers, who went missing on way to the Nanda Devi East peak in Uttarakhand, will have to be dug out as they have sunk deeper under snow with fresh avalanches witnessed in the area.

IAF helicopters had sighted five bodies lying near an unscaled peak near the western ridge of the Nanda Devi peak on June 3.

The ITBP team, which has gone to retrieve the bodies, will have to dig them out as they have gone down further under snow following fresh avalanches in high altitudes, Pithoragarh District Magistrate VK Jogdande said, quoting ITBP sources.

“The ITBP has called its high-altitude porters from Uttarkashi to dig out and take the bodies from the spot located at a height of 17,800 feet to the base camp 2 at  13,000 feet,” said ITBP DIG APS Nimbaria. — PTI

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