Rudraprayag, Jun 13 (PTI) A 34-year-old engineer, part of a trekking team from West Bengal, died near the Panpatiya glacier in Uttarakhand’s Rudraprayag district, police said today.Also Read - IRCTC Latest News: Railways Set to Operate These Unreserved Trains Between Punjab, Himachal Pradesh From Today | Complete List Here

Arun Kumar Das (34) was a senior engineer with Indian Railways and a resident of West Bengal, police said adding that they received the information about his death yesterday. Also Read - West Bengal Covid Update: Existing Restrictions and Relaxations to Continue till December 15

Das was part of a team that consisted of nine trekkers, 12 porters and two guides. They left Kheeron river at Lambagad in Chamoli district on June 5 and got stranded at Panpatiya glacier. Also Read - South Eastern Railway Recruitment 2021: Applications Invited For 520 Goods Guard Posts on rrcser.co.in

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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