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Indian Army rescues another 300 tourists stranded in North Sikkim due to inclement weather

Makeshift bridge for landslide-hit Lachen and Lachung

Our Bureau Siliguri, Jalpaiguri Published 19.06.23, 05:25 AM
Tourists at a medical camp set up by the army in north Sikkim.

Tourists at a medical camp set up by the army in north Sikkim. Telegraph picture

The Indian Army continued with its rescue operations in north Sikkim for the second day on Sunday, helping around 300 stranded tourists cross landslide-hit areas so that they could head for capital Gangtok.

According to army sources, troops of Trishakti Corps, headquartered in Sukna, made the rescue efforts.


“There was a report that around 300 tourists in Lachen and Lachung were attempting to come down but were stranded in an area where road connectivity had snapped as a bridge had washed away,” said source. "By 11am, all 300 were assisted to cross the area on a temporary bridge built by the army."

Lachen and Lachung, in Mangan district close to the India-China border, are popular tourist spots.

Tourists were also given food, a resting place and the medical help required by the army.

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