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In yet another swift humanitarian operation, #IndianArmy rescued over 150 stranded tourists amidst heavy snowfall in North Sikkim, saving precious lives in sub zero temperatures. Unprecedented snowfall in a span of two hours cut off the popular tourist destinations in Lachung Valley, rendering the tourists helpless.

The troops of Trishakti Corps immediately launched Quick Reaction Teams including medical staff to locate the tourists in stranded vehicles, provide medical care and bring them to the nearest army camps. In just four hours, the army soldiers risking their lives, reached out to all stranded persons bringing sigh of relief on their distraught faces.

All rescued tourists are being provided, food, shelter and medical care at the army camps keeping in view the unabated snowfall and temperatures dipping down to -10 degrees.

The rescue operations will continue through the night to locate any other tourist in the area.

It may be recalled that earlier on 28 December 2018, Indian Army had evacuated over 3000 stranded tourists from Natula area in the biggest ever rescue operation carried out in Sikkim.