Chamba (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Sep 30 (ANI): A group of 16 trekkers, who went missing after they lost contact due to inclement weather conditions in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district on Saturday, have been rescued. Also Read - India to be Under Lockdown For 21 Days, Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Spike to 536

According to police, the group comprised of mostly foreign tourists, including 9 British and 1 Irish national. There were three Indians and three porters in the group as well. The trekkers, according to police reports, have safely reached Sechu area in Pangi. Also Read - COVID-19 LIVE: Next 3-4 Weeks Are Crucial, PM Modi Tells State CMs | Top Developments

Earlier, a team of policemen, mountaineering experts, and local experts conducted a thorough search operation to locate the group, before they were eventually rescued. Also Read - India vs South Africa 1st ODI, Highlights: Match Abandoned Without Toss in Dharamsala Due to Rain

The state of Himachal Pradesh, of late, has been witnessing heavy rainfall and snow throughout the week. Recently, a group of students from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkie were rescued after getting stranded in the state’s Lahaul-Spiti region.

The Chief Minister’s office, in its latest report, said that the state suffered losses of Rs. 1479 during the current monsoon season. (ANI)

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