10 mountaineers dead in Himalayan avalanche incident

As a result of an avalanche in the Indian part of the Himalayas, 10 mountaineer students died and 11 students went missing, SIA refers to Turkish media.

Ashok Kumar, the police chief of Uttarakhand state, announced that an avalanche occurred on the peak where 29 climbers were in the Garhwal Himalayas, located within the state borders.

Stating that 8 climbers were rescued and treated, Kumar shared that the search and rescue operations are ongoing.

"Press Truth India" website announced that 10 climbers died and 11 climbers were missing.

"This is the first time in the history of Indian mountaineering that such a large group of trainee climbers have died in an avalanche," said Amit Kovdhary, an official of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation.

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami said the National Disaster Response Force and the Indian Army had deployed teams to help with rescue efforts.

Avalanches are common in Uttarakhand's mountainous regions, while at least 200 people were killed in landslides and floods in the Himalayas last year when a glacier broke off.

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