Nepalese trekkers stranded in snow rescued, two die



Five Nepalese students, who were stranded in heavy snowfall while they were on their way to Malana in Kullu district, were on Thursday rescued by the Police but two of them died on their way to hospital.

Superintendent of Police, Kullu, Padam Chand said that they have received a call from one of the students on Wednesday evening that they are stuck in heavy snowfall while they were on their way to Malana from Rasol.

“A team was rushed to the spot to rescue the students on Wednesday evening and the team managed to locate them on Thursday afternoon. They were rushed to hospital where two of them were declared brought dead,” he said.

While the condition of three students is said to be stable and the Police officials have informed their parents about the mishap.

Police officials said the Nepalese students, who were pursuing a Chartered Accountant course from an institute in Delhi, came to Kullu four days ago. After their visit to Manikaran, they decided to trek to Malana village, but they got stuck in heavy snowfall.

The students then decided to take shelter under a tree till the weather clears but as the snowfall continued, one of them called the Police and asked for help. 

“The students decided to stay warm by burning clothes and bags they were carrying. But by the time, police located them, the condition of two of them had deteriorated and they died on the way to hospital,” Police officials said. 

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