Unconscious rescuee taken on a stretcher on the makeshift crossing near Chungthang in North Sikkim
ND24 Web Desk | Published : 2023-06-18
The Indian Army continues to work tirelessly for safeguarding the citizens and in the latest instance, it carried out rescue operations near Chungthang in North Sikkim where a bridge was swept away due to landslides triggered by heavy rains. Around 300 tourists were stranded due to landslides and roadblocks, the rescued tourists received medical attention, food, and a resting place by the Army troops. Notably, one of the tourists fell unconscious while the rescue operation was going on and had to be immediately evacuated by ambulance to the near Army hospital. The Army said that the patient is currently in stable condition. Meanwhile, the North Sikkim District Collector (DC) Hem Kumar Chettri on Sunday said that no fresh permits will be issued to tourists to visit the picturesque district in view of weather-related vagaries and restoration works underway for roads damaged extensively due to landslides.
সৰ্বশ্ৰেষ্ঠ নহয়, সৰ্বোত্তমৰ দৌৰত