After death of 11 trekkers in Kinnaur district, Admin Kinnuar ban trekking activities

All kind of trekking activities in the Kinnuar district was banned today by the administration after death of 11 trekkers in the state during recent snowfall and inclement weather conditions.
District Magistrate Kinnuar Apoorv Devgan issued a notification here today banning all types of adventurous, recreational and trekking activities. The order passed under sec 34 of disaster management Act 2005 restricted trekking and mountaineering on all the treks. The order said that trekking shall be banned in the entire territorial jurisdictions of district Kinnuar till further orders. 
” A large number of trekking enthusiasts scale the treacherous mountains or peaks of the district thus making it a trekking and mountaineering hotspot” deputy commissioner said in the notification.
” It is evident that during the onset or peak of the winter season the climatic conditions tend to change very quickly which pose great threat to the life of the trekkers” DM said adding that it had decided to ban activities as conducting of search and rescue missions in such conditions is very risky which make it necessary to restrict the trekking and mountaineering activities in the season. 
DC said that eleven trekkers have been killed due to high altitude sickness, hypothermia and after trapping in the blizzards between Oct 17 to 19 and Oct 23 to 24. District administration claimed that it could note vacated bodies of five trekkers as  bodies of two are missing and three others could not evacuate due to inclement and hostile weather conditions. The administration saved the life of half dozen of trekkers by providing in time rescue and relief operation to them with help of NDRF, ITBP and Army Jawan,.
Mr Devgan said that three trekkers who died during the trekking to Sangla in the district from Janglik of Rohru subdivision on Sunday could not evacuated and their bodies are stealing lying in the treacherous places likely to be evacuated with improvement in the weather the deceased were identified Deepak Rau(58) son of Narayan Rau, Rajinder Bhal Chander Pathak( 65)  son of Bal  Chander Pathak and Ashok Madhukar (64) son of Madhukar all belonged to Maharashtra. 
Out of eight trekkers belonged to West Bengal and Uttrakhand died on Oct 18 in the district, the bodies of two could not be traced out  and still missing in the 17000 ft high Lamkhaga passes the deceased identified as Sukenh Manjhi(43) from WB,
Gyan Chand (33) from Uttrakashi. The rescue operation conducted by the NDRF and ITBP was  suspended after heavy snowfall alert on Oct 23 and 24.  
Early winter is likely to impact the tourism activities in the district as frequent warning and alert is being issued by the administration to people to not venture in the high altitude. It is worthwhile to mention the victims trekkers are not following the weather forecasts before launching their expedition moreover most of people died and stranded in the district entered in the state from Uttrakhand and from other districts of state.

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