Bengal tourist dies of cold in Himachal

Kalpa: A tourist from West Bengal, Debyani Chowdhury reportdly died due to bad weather and cold at Kalpa in Himachal Pradesh, as per media reports.

Debyani, 51, a resident of Konnagar in Hooghly district in West Bengal was visiting Kalpa where she died of cold and breathing problems.

Tourists from West Bengal were currently holidaying in Himachal Pradesh during the Puja vacations when bad weather resulting in snow hit higher reaches of the state.

West Bengal Minister for Civil Defence Sreekumar Mukherjee said that the Bengal government was in constant touch with Himachal Pradesh government.

Tourists were still stranded between Rohtang Pass and Marhi and rescue teams were still to reach them, as per reports reaching here.

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