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Over 100 stranded tourists airlifted from North Sikkim

Press Trust of India  |  Gangtok 

Over 100 tourists, including a pregnant woman, who were stranded in North due to incessant rains and landslides were evacuated by the security forces Sunday.

The evacuation exercise was carried out jointly by the of the and the

The helicopters made several sorties from Gangtok and Sevoke and nearly 100 people, including elderly persons, women, and children, were evacuated from remote villages of Dzongu, Chungthang, and Lachen, an statement said.

All these tourists were bound for in North

Medical help was extended to the people facing problems before the airlifting began, the statement said.

On arrival at Sevoke in and Gangtok, the tourists requiring medical assistance were re-examined and their onward journey to their homes was facilitated.

The evacuation operation will continue till all stranded personnel were moved out from the affected areas, it said.

The has also made necessary arrangements for tents, blankets and for the stranded tourists.

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First Published: Sun, September 16 2018. 19:30 IST