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Indian Army rescues 71 tourists stranded in Ladakh

Indian Army Troops Deployed In Eastern Ladakh Responded To Help Civilians Trapped At The Chang La Pass Due To An Avalanche That Struck Between Chang La And Tangtse.

PTI | Updated on: 28 Mar 2017, 02:22:02 PM
Indian Army rescues 71 tourists stranded in Ladakh


Indian Army on Monday rescued 71 tourists who were stranded in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir due to an avalanche between Chang La Pass and Tangtse village.

“Indian Army troops deployed in eastern Ladakh responded to help civilians trapped at the Chang La Pass due to an avalanche that struck between Chang La and Tangtse.

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“Seventy-one tourists, including 21 women and children, were rescued and provided medical assistance, food, clothing and accommodation,” a defence spokesman said today in a statement issued in Ladakh.

The spokesman did not give details as to when the incident took place.

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First Published : 28 Mar 2017, 02:15:00 PM

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