More than one thousand tourists, stranded near the Indo-China border in East Sikkim, were rescued by the Indian army on Sunday.
On Saturday, 1027 tourists in 120 vehicles, got stranded over a stretch of 15 km as the area witnessed massive snowfall.
A media statement issued by the army said, “1027 tourists, who had been stuck in the upper reaches of East Sikkim near the China Border at Nathu La following heavy snow on Saturday, have been rescued.”
There was heavy snowfall at Nathu La, Tsomgo Lake and adjoining areas on the afternoon of Christmas bringing down the temperature to sub-zero levels. On Sunday, the temperatures at Nathula and Tsomgo in East Sikkim, the two famous tourist destinations, were -8 and – 4 degree Celsius.
In West Bengal, snowfall was reported from Darjeeling Hills and Sandakphu, the state’s highest point located at an altitude of 3,636 metres, on Friday afternoon. The temperature continues to remain below zero degrees Celsius.
There has been heavy rush…