Giving further details, the SDRF said that it conducted a search and rescue operation for the 6 trekkers who went missing at Sundardunga trek in Kapkot of Bageshwar district, bodies of 5 trekkers recovered. The SDRF stated that the bodies have been brought to Kapkot, postmortem will be done. Also Read - Uttarakhand-Himachal Tragedy: 11 Missing Trekkers Dead, Massive Rescue Operations by IAF Underway
Speaking to PTI, Bageshwar District Magistrate Vineet Kumar said that the 13-member rescue team consisting of NDRF and SDRF personnel on Tuesday reached Devi Kund near the Sundardhunga glacier where five bodies had earlier been spotted and retrieved all of them. “The bodies have been sent to Kapkot for postmortem,” he said. Also Read - Himachal Pradesh-Uttarakhand Tragedy: 5 Trekkers Found Dead in Kinnaur; 2 Rescued, 4 Still Missing
He added that 65 tourists, including these five trekkers, on Tuesday got stranded at the Sundardhunga glacier after three days of record rains in Uttarakhand from October 17-19, he said.