You are here: Home » Current Affairs ยป News
Top headlines: Rajesh Gopinathan quits as TCS CEO, Rlys plans concessions
icon-arrow-left
Health ministry approaches CERT-In over attempt to hack its website
Business Standard

Army rescues over 1,000 stranded tourists in East Sikkim following snowfall

The Army has rescued more than 1,000 tourists, including women and children, who were stranded at Chhangu in the upper reaches of East Sikkim, following heavy snowfall, officals said

Topics
Indian Army | Sikkim | Tourists

Press Trust of India  |  Gangtok 



sikkim, indian army, snowfall, skkim snowfall, indian army, tourist
Representative image

The Army has rescued more than 1,000 tourists, including women and children, who were stranded at Chhangu in the upper reaches of East Sikkim, following heavy snowfall, officals said.

Severe snowfall in Natu La, Tsomgo (Chhangu) Lake and adjoining areas on Wednesday afternoon brought down the temperature to sub-zero levels and impacted the movement of travellers, they said.

Due to the snow accumulation, driving became dangerous, resulting in over 1,000 along with 200 vehicles getting stranded over a stretch of 15 km, they added.

The Army personnel deployed in the area launched a rescue effort, and the were shifted to safety following an over eight-hour operation, an official release said.

"All the were provided with accommodation, hot meals, warm clothing and critical medical support," it said.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Subscribe to Business Standard Premium

Exclusive Stories, Curated Newsletters, 26 years of Archives, E-paper, and more!

Insightful news, sharp views, newsletters, e-paper, and more! Unlock incisive commentary only on Business Standard.

Download the Business Standard App for latest Business News and Market News .

First Published: Fri, March 17 2023. 09:59 IST

RECOMMENDED FOR YOU