Like our Facebook Page

Early Times Newspaper Jammu, Leading Newspaper Jammu
Breaking News :   Despite opposition from few BJP leaders, Govt wants ULB polls on time | After Cong, Omar also backs Govt on Canada issue | Swaminathan’s groundbreaking work transformed lives of millions: PM Modi | Govt working on policy to make National Highways pothole free by year-end: Gadkari | Amit Shah to visit Bhopal on Sunday | Northern Army Commander visits forward areas along Siachen, Ladakh | Chandrayaan-3 Rover has done its job: ISRO Chief | India gives 42 out of 90 medicines for Cancer at cheapest rates: Minister | 28% GST on online gaming set to be implemented from Oct 1 | Santolia tournament promotes sports, drug-free living among Kathua district students | 20 litres of illicit liquor recovered by PS Arnia Jammu | Awareness program on Nasha Mukt Bharat Abhiyan held | One missing girl reunited with her family by PS R.S Pura Jammu | 04 vehicles involved in illegal mining seized by Jammu Police | Rahul Sahai, advocates for extended Pilgrim stays in Jammu | BJP not in mood to hold polls in Jammu and Kashmir: Omar Abdullah | 74 Goats, Sheep killed in Kishtwar fire | Advisor Bhatnagar calls for collaborative Efforts to combat rabies impact | Sham, Chander Mohan, Dilbahadur listen public grievances | Centre transfers Srinagar SSP Rakesh Balwal to Manipur | Essential oils -A new horizon in combating “Superbugs” | Earthquake alert service | Back Issues  
news details
Indian Army rescues 500 stranded tourists from landslide-hit Sikkim
5/20/2023 10:59:40 PM
GANGTOK, May 20: The Indian Army rescued 500 stranded tourists, including 54 children, from north Sikkim as torrential rain in parts of the Himalayan state caused landslides and roadblocks, a defence official said today. Heavy rain was witnessed in Lachen, Lachung and Chungthang on Friday.
As a result of the downpour, approximately 500 tourists, who were travelling to Lachung and Lachen valley, were stranded at Chungthang due to landslides and roadblocks en route, he said. "On request from SDM Chungthang, troops of Trishakti Corps, Indian Army swung into action and rescued the stranded tourists to safety. "The stranded tourists included 216 men, 113 women and 54 children, and they were moved to three different army camps. They were provided with hot meals and warm clothing," the defence spokesperson said. He also said, "The quick reaction by the troops avoided any mishap. Efforts are on to clear the roads for vehicular movement as soon as possible.
The tourists will be provided with all assistance until the route is cleared for their further journey." The troops vacated their barracks to accommodate the tourists and make them comfortable for the night, he said. Three medical teams were formed to check the health condition of all the travellers, the official said. "Initial medical check-up by the army medical teams found all tourists stable," he said, adding that a woman who had visited Gurudongmar Lake complained of severe headache and dizziness.
  Share This News with Your Friends on Social Network  
  Comment on this Story  
Early Times Android App
BSE Sensex
NSE Nifty
Home About Us Top Stories Local News National News Sports News Opinion Editorial ET Cetra Advertise with Us ET E-paper
J&K Govt. Official website
Jammu Kashmir Tourism
Mata Vaishnodevi Shrine Board
Shri Amarnath Ji Shrine Board
Shri Shiv Khori Shrine Board
Train Enquiry
Jammu Kashmir Bank
State Bank of India
Passport Department
Income Tax Department
IT Education
Web Site Design Services
Jammu University
Jammu University Results
Kashmir University
IGNOU Jammu Center