Over 150 Tourists Stuck In Sikkim Due To Heavy Snowfall Rescued By Army

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The tourists were given immediate medical care after being rescued.

Gangtok:

The army on Wednesday rescued over 150 tourists who were stuck in North Sikkim due to heavy snowfall.

The tourists were left helpless after a heavy snowfall, that lasted over two hours, cut them off in the popular Lachung Valley.

The army reached the spot to rescue the stranded tourists.

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The tourists were provided food, shelter and medical care at the army camp, Colonel SJ Tiwari told news agency ANI.

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A tourist smiles after being rescued by the army.

"Medical care was immediately given to a lady with fractured hand and all those who complained of dizziness, breathlessness and other high-altitude related symptoms," informed the army in a press release.

Last month, the army rescued over 3,000 tourists who were stuck near the India-China border in Sikkim's Nathula Pass due to heavy snowfall. The jawans even vacated their barracks to accommodate the stranded tourists.

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