Army Rescues 150 Tourists Stranded In Sikkim Snow

SIKKIM

The Army  carried out an operation to rescue stranded tourists from North Sikkim amidst heavy snowfall and sub-zero temperatures.

We rescued stranded tourists amidst heavy snowfall in North Sikkim. Unprecedented snowfall in a span of two hours had cut off the popular tourist destinations in Lachung Valley, rendering the tourists helpless.

The troops of Trishakti Corps immediately launched Quick Reaction Teams (QRT) including medical staff to locate the tourists in stranded vehicles, provide medical care and bring them to the nearest army camps,” said a senior official of the Army Eastern Command.

Among the stranded tourists, there were some elderly people and children who complained of dizziness, breathlessness and other high altitude related symptoms.