Indian Army rescues 150 tourists stranded by snowfall in Sikkim
Thursday, January 10, 2019, 10:43 AM
The army rescued over 150 tourists who were stuck in North Sikkim due to heavy snowfall. The tourists were left helpless after a heavy snowfall, that lasted over two hours, cut them off in the popular Lachung Valley. The army reached the spot to rescue the stranded tourists. The tourists were provided food, shelter and medical care at the army camp, Colonel S.J.Tiwari told.
Indian Army rescues 2500 tourists stranded in Sikkim
Saturday, December 29, 2018, 1:25 PM
The Indian Army has rescued around 2,500 tourists who were stuck near the Indo-China border in Sikkim's Nathula Pass following heavy snowfall, a Defence Ministry official said. The tourists were provided with food, shelter, medicines and warm clothes by the Army. Further, the Army also provided two sets of JCBs, among other equipments required for clearing the snow.