Four West Bengal trekkers go missing in Kullu


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

Abhijit Banik and Chinmoy Mondal, both aged 43, Dibash Das, 37, and Binoy Das, 31 are the missing trekkers.

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

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