Shillong mountaineer missing after his team was hit by avalanche in Uttarakhand

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Shillong, Oct 5: A trainee mountaineer from Shillong is missing after he along with a team of 40 others trainee mountaineers and instructors from Uttarkashi-based Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM) was returning after reaching the summit on Tuesday morning.

Tiklu Jyrwa who is a member of Meghalaya Sport Climbing & Mountaineering Association (MeSCMA).

Jyrwa, a resident of Upper Lumparing, had gone for training in an advanced mountaineering course organized by the NIM.

As part of their course they had climbed the Mount Draupadi Ka Danda – II peak in Uttarakhand’s Uttarkashi district when the avalanche hit the team while returning back.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma tweeted, “Hoping & Praying for the safety of Mr. Tiklu Jyrwa a member of Meghalaya Sport Climbing & Mountaineering Association (MeSCMA), who along with a team of 41 mountaineers was hit by an avalanche at Uttarakhand.”

The Chief Minister said that the rescue operations are on and the state government is in touch with State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) Uttarakhand.

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