In the Himalayan state of Sikkim, seven tourists have been killed and 20 injured in an avalanche.
According to the news agency Reuters, the rescue team again checked the scene on Wednesday morning to try to get out any trapped people.
A tourist bus was passing through Nathula Pass on the India-China border on Tuesday when it was hit by an avalanche.
The rescue teams reached the spot and rescued 20 people alive, but due to bad weather and darkness, the rescue operation had to be stopped.
Rescue operations resumed on Wednesday morning, Sikkim Police Chief Tenzing Lowden told Reuters. He said that the entire area will be thoroughly investigated before the operation is stopped.
Expressing grief over the incident, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that all possible assistance will be provided to the victims.
The state of Sikkim has been experiencing frequent snowfall since March and tourist traffic on the Nathula Pass has been restricted to 13 miles, while in the recent incident a tourist bus traveled 15 miles when it was hit by avalanches. came
At least 120 people have been killed in avalanches in the Indian Himalayas over the past two years.
In a study conducted in 2018 under the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, it was revealed that the risk of avalanches has increased due to climate change.