Over 3000 tourists rescued by Indian army in Sikkim snowfall
December 30, 2018
The intense snowfall in Sikkim has made things worse for residents and even tourists who thronged the place for the holiday season. On Friday, the Indian army rescued over 3000 tourists who were stranded in Sikkim. Most of them were stranded in the India-China border in Sikkim's Nathula Pass. Spokesperson from the Indian army said that all the tourists have been provided with food, water and shelter after spending hours in the snowfall.
According to reports, more tourists are stranded in various parts of Sikkim. Search is going on and the army said that all the stranded tourists are going to be rescued as soon as possible. The Indian army is also helping out local officials to clear the roads that have been filled with snow.
Indian Army @adgpi rescues 2500 tourists stranded at Tsongmo lake, Sikkim near #NathuLa after heavy snowfall. Indian Army jawans have vacated their barracks to provide shelter to rescued tourists- Kuldeep Dhatwalia, Director General, North East Zone
Many tourists were accommodated at 17 mile while some others were accommodated at 13 mile. Search operations are still on.
"#IndianArmy rescued more than 2500 civilians stuck in more than 400 vehicles around Nathula, #Sikkim due to heavy snowfall. All were provided food, shelter & medical care last night. #IndianArmy Always with you and for you", tweeted Lt Gen Gyan Bhushan.