Army rescues over 150 tourists stranded due to heavy snowfall in North Sikkim

Gangtok, January 10: Over 150 tourists who were stuck in North Sikkim after a spell of heavy snowfall were rescued by the Army.

The snowfall which lasted for two hours in the popular Lachung Valley stranded the tourists and left them helpless. The Army later rushed to the spot and rescued them on Wednesday.

Medical care, food and shelter were provided to the tourists at the army camp.

It may be mentioned that in the month of December, 2018, the Army rescued around 3,000 tourists who were stuck near the India-China border in Sikkim’s Nathula Pass due to heavy snowfall. The jawans even vacated their barracks to accommodate the stranded tourists.

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