New Delhi: The group of 50 trekkers including 35 IIT Roorkee students, who reportedly went missing in Himachal Pradesh's Lahul Spiti, are safe. The announcement came from Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday.
Himachal Pradesh has been reeling under heavy showers since the last few days.
News agency ANI had earlier reported that as of Monday, 45 persons were reported missing in Lahul Spiti. Among them is a group of IIT students.
Rajvir Singh, the father of one of the students missing, was quoted as saying that his son Ankit had gone trekking to Hamta Pass in Kullu and were scheduled to return to Manali. He says he has not heard from him.
Landslides were reported in several parts of the state with many roads getting blocked. Rivers in the state were flowing at danger levels with authorities on high alert.
Locals and tourists were also advised to exercise caution.