Indian Army rescues 70 stranded tourists in Sikkim
All the rescued people appreciated the police who came to their rescue, risking their own lives amidst the avalanche warnings.
PAKYONG: The Trishakti Corps of the Indian Army rescued more than 70 tourists stranded due to inclement weather at Kupup and Gnathang in Sikkim, the Indian Army informed on Friday. They were provided with a comfortable stay, warm clothing, medical aid, and hot meals", read the tweet by Trishakti Corps. The 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 people appreciated the police who came to their rescue, risking their own lives amidst the avalanche warnings.
Nasta Chhun, or Sadhna Pass, is a mountain pass connecting Karnah tehsil of Kupwara district with the rest of Jammu and Kashmir. It is located in the vast Shams Bri mountain range. "We are very thankful for our police, who always stand up for us," a person who was rescued said. (ANI)