Uttarakhand trekking tragedy: Google employee Padmini Hegde dies, made final call to mom last 5 

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Published June 6, 2024 at 2:30pm

    Google employee Padmini Hegde dies in trekking tragedy

    She made the final call to mom last 5

    She last spoke to her mother on June 5

The Uttarakhand government has informed its Karnataka counterpart that as many as 9 trekkers from Karnataka have died in the trekking accident. Efforts are being made to airlift their bodies to Karnataka.

Also Read: 9 from Karnataka died during trekking expedition in Uttarakhand; bodies to be brought to Bengaluru after postmortem

One of the 9 dead is Padmini Hegde, who hailed from Shirasi. All of 35, she was working in Bengaluru’s Google Office. She had taken requisite permission from authorities concerned to trek in the state from May 29 to June 7.  

It is also learnt that she spoke to her mother last 5. Since then, there had been no communication whatsoever.

The Uttarkashi and Tehri Disaster Management Centre was notified of the incident, prompting the deployment of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams to the Kush Kalyan base camp, the starting point of the trek.

Initially, five fatalities were reported, which rose to nine by Thursday. Thirteen trekkers have been rescued so far. The rescue operation involves National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel and two helicopters, with an ambulance positioned at the Matli helipad for immediate medical assistance.

On Tuesday, 22 trekkers en route to Sahastra Tal in Uttarakhand were reported missing after becoming stranded at an altitude of 15,000 feet on the Uttarkashi-Tehri border.

Uttarkashi District Magistrate Meharban Singh Bisht confirmed that the group, which includes 18 trekkers from Karnataka, one from Maharashtra, and three local guides from Uttarkashi, embarked on their expedition to Sahastra Tal on May 29 with an expected return date of June 7.

Uttarakhand trekking tragedy: Google employee Padmini Hegde dies, made final call to mom last 5 

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    Google employee Padmini Hegde dies in trekking tragedy

    She made the final call to mom last 5

    She last spoke to her mother on June 5

The Uttarakhand government has informed its Karnataka counterpart that as many as 9 trekkers from Karnataka have died in the trekking accident. Efforts are being made to airlift their bodies to Karnataka.

Also Read: 9 from Karnataka died during trekking expedition in Uttarakhand; bodies to be brought to Bengaluru after postmortem

One of the 9 dead is Padmini Hegde, who hailed from Shirasi. All of 35, she was working in Bengaluru’s Google Office. She had taken requisite permission from authorities concerned to trek in the state from May 29 to June 7.  

It is also learnt that she spoke to her mother last 5. Since then, there had been no communication whatsoever.

The Uttarkashi and Tehri Disaster Management Centre was notified of the incident, prompting the deployment of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams to the Kush Kalyan base camp, the starting point of the trek.

Initially, five fatalities were reported, which rose to nine by Thursday. Thirteen trekkers have been rescued so far. The rescue operation involves National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel and two helicopters, with an ambulance positioned at the Matli helipad for immediate medical assistance.

On Tuesday, 22 trekkers en route to Sahastra Tal in Uttarakhand were reported missing after becoming stranded at an altitude of 15,000 feet on the Uttarkashi-Tehri border.

Uttarkashi District Magistrate Meharban Singh Bisht confirmed that the group, which includes 18 trekkers from Karnataka, one from Maharashtra, and three local guides from Uttarkashi, embarked on their expedition to Sahastra Tal on May 29 with an expected return date of June 7.

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