Over 3,000 Tourists Stuck In Sikkim Due To Heavy Snowfall Rescued By Army

The stranded tourists in Sikkim have been provided food, shelter and warm clothes by the Army.

GANGTOK: The Indian Army has rescued over 3,000 tourists who were stuck near the India-China border in Sikkim’s Nathula Pass due to heavy snowfall. The jawans have vacated their barracks to accommodate the stranded tourists.

The stranded tourists include women  and children and have been provided food, shelter and warm clothes by the Army, a Defence Ministry official said.

“300 to 400 civil vehicles were stranded near 17 Mile carrying tourists who were returning after visiting Nathu La Pass along the Indo-China border. The Indian Army immediately swung into action to provide rescue and relief to the stranded tourists including food, shelter, warm clothing and medicines,” the official told news agency ANI.

       

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