BRO personnel rescues 40 tourists stranded in Nathu La after heavy rainfall pounds state
The Border Road Organisation (BRO) rescued 40 tourists stranded in Sikkim’s Nathu La after they were stuck due to heavy rainfall, defence sources said on Tuesday.
A defence spokesman said that the tourists, including women, were rescued by BRO Karmayogies on Monday. They were served hot meals and given shelter in the BRO detachments by Karamyogis of Project Swastik of BRO, he said.
The tourists were sent back to the state capital Gangtok after the road was opened by BRO personnel.
The rescue operation was done under DG Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhary. The weather conditions worsened in Sikkim due to unprecedented heavy rains, snow, and hail storms from March 15-17.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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