Shimla, Dec 4
District Administration Kangra has sought the assistance of Union Defence Ministry to conduct aerial survey for tracing two missing trekkers in the Kundli pass from Kharota area of Kangra district who are reported untraceable since Friday.
A press release issued by the State Emergency Operation Centre spokesperson Sudesh Mokta today said that Deputy Commissioner Kangra Nipun Jindal has informed the SEOC about the missing of two trekkers from Kundli pass after snowfall in the Daulhadhar ranges of Kangra district.
Soon after the information of missing trekkers, administration have deployed Search and
Rescue team on the ground to trace them after the alleged incident on the site tracking
DC said that SAR teams are not able to trace the missing persons after 24 hrs of operation, need aerial surveillance of the track route and therefore the district administration has now asked the state authority to request the Union Ministry of Defence to conduct an aerial survey. He added that due to inclement weather life of the missing trekkers may be in danger.
The Met office issued a yellow alert of snowfall and lightning in the state on Dec 1 however
two trekkers were declared missing in Kangra on Friday by the organizer of the trekking expedition.
During the snowfall in Kinnuar district a few days before, about dozen trekkers had lost life and many others had to be rescued in similar inclement weather conditions from the Sangla subdivision, two of them also could not be traced so far.