Twelve pedestrians killed in India

AGENCY, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) – At least 12 pedestrians of two separate teams were killed in an avalanche between Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, officials said on Saturday. Rescue teams have recovered the bodies and intensified the search for the missing.

An official at the Himachal Pradesh Emergency Rescue Center said on Thursday that two bodies had been recovered from Himachal Pradesh and five bodies and two injured from Uttarakhand, while two others were still missing.

Meanwhile, officials of the Uttarakhand State Disaster Management Authority said the bodies of five people had been recovered from another group that went missing in the upper part of the area. The deceased has been identified as an Indian national.Xinhua / Photo: Agency


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