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Army Rescues 70 Tourists Stranded In Sikkim After Heavy Snowfall

First Published: 22nd April, 2023 8:47 IST

Army termed the rescue operation "Operation Himrahat"

Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army rescued more than 70 tourists stranded due to inclement weather at Kupup and Gnathang in Sikkim, informed Indian Army on Friday.

“Trishakti Corps rescued 70 tourists including elderly, women and children, stranded due to inclement weather at Kupup and Gnathang in Sikkim on 20 April 2023. They were provided comfortable stay, warm clothing, medical aid and hot meals”, read the tweet by Trishakti Corps.

Army termed the rescue operation “Operation Himrahat”.

In another rescue operation, Jammu and Kashmir Police rescued more than 300 stranded passengers and took out 60 vehicles from the Sadhna Top in Karnah under Kupwara district on Friday.

The rescue operation was launched Thursday evening by the police, headed by SHO Karnah Inspector Mudasir Ahmad. All the rescued persons appreciated the police who came to their rescue, risking their own lives amidst the avalanche warnings.

Credit: NDTV

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