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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra: 1,200 Indian pilgrims evacuated from Nepal

Friday, July 6, 2018, 5:54 PM

Over 1,200 Indian-pilgrims were moved to safety from Nepal’s mountainous Simikot region today, the Indian embassy here said, as efforts continued to evacuate those stranded in Hilsa while returning from the Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage in Tibet amidst inclement weather. Those rescued from Simikot have been moved to Nepalgunj and Surkhet, the two towns close to the Indian border and having better health-care and infrastructure-facilities.
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Over 1,500 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims from India stranded in Nepal

Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 12:15 PM

Over 1,500 Indian pilgrims, undertaking Kailash Mansarovar yatra, have been stranded in mountainous region in Nepal near Tibet due to inclement weather. "India has requested the Nepal government for army helicopters to evacuate stranded Indian nationals," Sushma Swaraj said. India has set up hotlines for pilgrims and their family members who will be provided information, she added.