Indian Army Rescues 150 Tourists Trapped In Sikkim


Gangtok: The Indian Army rescued more than 150 tourists, who were left trapped due to heavy snowfall in the northern part of Sikkim, Lachung, exactly 10 days after the Indian soldiers saved nearly 3000 tourists from Nathula, Tsango and elsewhere.

Lachung, a 2700 mt high mountain village of Bhutia and Tibetans, close to China border, is located at a distance of more than 100 km north of Sikkim capital Gangtok.

On Wednesday afternoon, the famous tourist destination suddenly received extremely heavy snowfall and the temperature in the region slid to sub-zero level, stranding around 150 tourists.

Official sources, who oversaw the rescue operation said that in a span of two hours Lachung valley was completely cut off.

The tourists, who did not have adequate logistical support of their own to survive in the extreme weather condition were in peril and needed immediate help.