ITBP climbers recover 7 bodies near Nanda Devi peak
Pithoragarh (U’khand), Jun 23: ITBP climbers on Sunday recovered seven bodies believed to be of the mountaineers who had gone missing on way to the Nanda Devi East peak in Uttarakhand nearly a month ago, an officer said.
A 10-member team of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) dug out the seven bodies, including that of a woman mountaineer, from under the snow, DIG A P D Nimbadia said.
A search is on for another body as there were eight members in the team that had gone missing on way to the 17,800-foot-high peak, Nimbadia said.
Air Force helicopters also assisted in the operation, named ‘Daredevil’, which had begun a week ago, the officer added.