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Arunachal Pradesh: Army rescues 127 tourists stuck in snow blizzard near Tawang

Army rescued 127 tourists stuck in snow blizzard at Sela Pass near Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh in an operation that continued till last Saturday night.


By   |  Updated On : March 19, 2017 10:54 PM
Arunachal Pradesh: Army rescued 127 tourists stuck in snow blizzard near Tawang (Image Source ANI)

Arunachal Pradesh: Army rescued 127 tourists stuck in snow blizzard near Tawang (Image Source ANI)

New Delhi :  

Army rescued 127 tourists stuck in snow blizzard at Sela Pass near Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh in an operation that continued till last Saturday night.

During the snow blizzard those rescued, include 5 foreign nationals from Japan, New Zealand and Bulgaria. Unfortunately, one Bulgarian national died as she fell down the steep gorge.

The snowstorm had struck around 2:45 PM on Saturday and the local unit of the army swung into action within an hour to rescue the tourists which included nationals from Japan, NewZealand and Bulgaria.

"With darkness setting in by 5 PM, the entire operation was almost conducted in the dark and continued till all 127tourists, including five foreign nationals, were rescued," a senior army official said.

(With inputs from PTI)

First Published: Sunday, March 19, 2017 10:29 PM


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