Kinnaur bans trekking and mountaineering activities following deaths from heavy snowfall

New Delhi: Kinnaur of Himachal Pradesh on Monday banned trekking and mountaineering activities on all treks in the district. The decision comes the day three trekkers died following heavy snowfall in the district.Also read – Tips for oily skin: 10 simple skin care tips to keep your skin free from excess oil during summers

As many as three trekkers out of a group of 13 died on Monday following heavy snowfall in Kinnaur district, Himachal Pradesh, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) informed. The deceased have been identified as Rajendra Pathak, Ashok Bhalerao and Deepak Rao. The dead lie somewhere around 15,000 feet, the ITBP said. Also Read – 5 Reasons Why Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to Germany Matters

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The trekkers started their trek from Rohru to Burua village in Kinnaur district on October 17 and got stuck at the top of Burua Kanda area due to snowfall in the area.

“Three hikers are dead while 10 of them have been rescued. The dead lie somewhere around 15,000ft. ‘ITBP.