Blizzard in Arunachal Pradesh: one tourist dead, 127 others rescued

first_imgThe Army on Sunday launched a massive rescue operation to save 127 tourists stranded after a massive snow blizzard struck West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. A Bulgarian national was killed after she slipped and fell down a steep gorge.The blizzard struck on Saturday around 2.45 p.m. between Ahirgarh, Sela and Nuranang on the road from Tezpur to Tawang in West Kameng district.“With darkness setting in by 5 p.m., the entire operation was almost conducted in the dark and continued till all 127 tourist including five foreign nationals from Japan, New Zealand and Bulgaria were rescued,” one Army officer said.The officer added that the rescued tourists were accommodated at Army transit camps and provided with medical assistance. The mortal remains of the Bulgarian national were recovered around midnight.last_img

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