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Char Dham pilgrims rescued in landslide hit Uttarakhand

ANI  |  Mumbai, (Maharashtra) [India] 

Hundreds of Char Dham pilgrims stranded in have been rescued said Maharashtra's Minister of Relief and Rehabilitation,

He told ANI, "The has taken all necessary precautions. The state's department of disaster management immediately came into action. We contacted the tour operators and figured out that 102 pilgrims from were stranded who have been rescued now and have been accommodated in different hotels."

"By noon all roads will be cleared, and by evening, all pilgrims will be made to board trains to their respective home stations. We have reached out to the railway authorities for the same so that none miss out their trains," Patil added.

A landslide blocked part of the road leading up from Joshimath to Badrinath in Chamoli district of on Friday.

There have been no casualties or injuries.

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First Published: Sat, May 20 2017. 13:42 IST