• Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

LAST GROUP OF TOURISTS RESCUED FROM NORTH SIKKIM

Despite incessant rains and inclement weather the last batch of 150 tourists was evacuated from North Sikkim on 19th June. Trishakti Corps, responsible has been working relentlessly to assist the civil administration and locals in the evacuation of the 1200 tourists that got stranded in North Sikkim since 12th and 13th June 2024.

 

Due to incessant rains and landslides at a number of places, evacuation of the stranded tourists could begin only on the 17th. The tourists had to cross the sites of landslides on foot and travel in vehicles on the stretches in between wherever road connectivity existed.

Out of the 150 tourists that were evacuated on 19th Jun, many needed medical care & walking assistance during their evacuation. Three persons requiring urgent medical support were given treatment at Military Hospital and then safely moved on stretchers.

The tourists were shifted utilising all resources including two wheelers and carried on backs.

Every year number of times due to sudden snowfall fall, excessive rainfall, landslides and road closure, the tourists get stranded in the border areas and then Army soldiers do their best to rescue the tourists providing food, shelter, medical comfort and bring them to safety.

Indian Army while guarding the borders in the Himalayas, is always proactive in providing assistance to the tourists & local populations.

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