At least eight Hemkund Sahib pilgrims from Amritsar, reported missing since last week, are feared dead. According to Chamoli disrict police, while conducting the rescue operation near the Alaknanda river, they found broken light of a car and two turbans, apparently belonging to the pilgrims.
The families of the pilgrims have identified the turbans and the broken light. He said the rescue operation is underway and members of the SDRF are also involved in the operation along with the police.
The pilgrims were from Amritsar and enroute to the Sikh shrine of Hemkund Sahib which reopened on May 25. The pilgrims had contacted their family members last on July 6 from a small
town near Govindghat.