Indian Military Rescues 500 Stranded Vacationers From Landslide-Hit Sikkim

The Indian Military rescued 500 stranded vacationers from north Sikkim. (Representational Picture)


The Indian Military rescued 500 stranded vacationers, together with 54 kids, from north Sikkim as torrential rain in elements of the Himalayan state induced landslides and roadblocks, a defence official mentioned at the moment.

Heavy rain was witnessed in Lachen, Lachung and Chungthang on Friday.

Because of the downpour, roughly 500 vacationers, who have been travelling to Lachung and Lachen valley, have been stranded at Chungthang resulting from landslides and roadblocks en route, he mentioned.

“On request from SDM Chungthang, troops of Trishakti Corps, Indian Military swung into motion and rescued the stranded vacationers to security.

“The stranded vacationers included 216 males, 113 girls and 54 kids, and so they have been moved to a few totally different military camps. They have been supplied with scorching meals and heat clothes,” the defence spokesperson mentioned.

He additionally mentioned, “The fast response by the troops averted any mishap. Efforts are on to clear the roads for vehicular motion as quickly as attainable. The vacationers can be supplied with all help till the route is cleared for his or her additional journey.” The troops vacated their barracks to accommodate the vacationers and make them snug for the evening, he mentioned.

Three medical groups have been fashioned to examine the well being situation of all of the travellers, the official mentioned.

“Preliminary medical check-up by the military medical groups discovered all vacationers secure,” he mentioned, including {that a} girl who had visited Gurudongmar Lake complained of extreme headache and dizziness.

“She had indicators of acute mountain illness and was supplied speedy medical care. The lady was shifted to the ICU in a medical hospital. She was secure this morning,” the official added.

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