Army provides food, medical help to stranded tourists in Sikkim

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Army provides food, medical help to stranded tourists in Sikkim

The Indian Army provided food,medical help and warm clothes to over 400 tourists who werestranded in East Sikkim district due to sudden heavy snowfall,an official said on Friday.

Around 447 tourists in 150 vehicles were struck at JNRoad Axis about 40 km from the state capital on Thursdayafternoon due to heavy snowfall while returning from touristdestinations like Tsomgo lake, Nathula, Baba Mandir, MemenchoLake and Kupup, the official said.

Many tourists with medical problems were providedmedical help at the 317 FD hospital by an Army medical team.

The other tourists were given hot food, warm clothesand shelter by the Army and were sent back to Gangtok afterthe weather improved and the blocked roads were cleared by theBorder Roads Organisation (BRO), the official added.

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