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Trekker from West Bengal dies near Panpatiya glacier in U'khand

Press Trust of India  |  Rudraprayag 

A 34-year-old engineer, part of a trekking team from West Bengal, died near the in Uttarakhand's district, police said today.

(34) was a with and a resident of West Bengal, police said adding that they received the information about his death yesterday.

Das was part of a team that consisted of nine trekkers, 12 porters and two guides. They left at Lambagad in district on June 5 and got stranded at

Some members managed to reach Ukhimath yesterday and informed the local administration.

A team comprising of police officials, local administration, disaster management personnel and local youths was dispatched to Madmaheshwar from here to rescue the trekkers and bring down the body of the deceased, police said.

A special rescue team from Dehradun has also been airdropped in Madmaheshwar for the purpose, they added.

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 20:35 IST