102 stranded tourists rescued from Nathu La


GANGTOK – Armymen of Black Cat division rescued 102 tourists who were stranded during their visit to Nathu La pass and adjoining areas due to inclement weather.

The tourists along with their 15 vehicles were stranded at Nathu La pass and Thegu due to heavy snowfall, on March 21 evening, army release said on Sunday.

The soldiers rescued the tourists, took them to their camps and provided them food and warm clothes, besides arranging for their overnight stay.

In a related incident, the armymen also rescued seven tourists, injured in an accident near Chhangu lake, and provided them with medical care, the release said.