4 Bengal trekkers missing in Kullu

Four West Bengal trekkers on an expedition to Mount Ali Ratni Tibba (5,458m) in Kullu district have been missing since September 7, officials said on Friday.

The missing hikers are Abhijit Banik, 43; Chinmoy Mondal, 43; Dibash Das, 37; and Binoy Das, 31.

National Disaster Management Authority (SDMA) director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta said a cook and two expedition members had returned to Wachem near Malana and informed authorities of the four missing men.

“The local government and the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports (ABVIMAS, Manali) have dispatched a rescue team to search for the missing trekkers.”

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