Indian Army rescues 3500 tourists stranded by landslides and roadblocks in North Sikkim
Troops of Trishakti Corps Indian Army continued the rescue efforts on 18 Jun 2023 morning at Chungthang, North Sikkim. There was a report of 3500 tourists likely to come down from Lachung and Lachen.
The troops of Striking Lion Division, Trishakti Corps who had worked relentlessly and assisted tourists on the previous day, were fully geared up for the second day as well. On 18 Jun 2023, by 11 AM.
All 300 tourists were assisted to cross over the temporary bridge for a further move towards Gangtok. The tourists were provided food, resting place, and medical comfort by the Indian Army troops.
At 12:15 PM, a person fell unconscious and the Army Medical team immediately swung into action. The patient was immediately evacuated by ambulance and stretcher and taken to the nearest Army Field Hospital for further treatment. The medical condition of the patient is stable as of now.