Indian Army personnel deployed in Sikkim rescued 5 persons including drivers and passengers of three trucks stuck in heavy snow in a remote area between Samdong and Lachen in North Sikkim.

Informing this, Guwahati-based defence spokesperson Lt Col P Khongsai said the rescue operation was carried out between 9-11 pm on January 29.

“North Sikkim has experienced a very heavy snowfall from January 29 afternoon onward,” the defence spokesperson informed.

The stranded people were returning from Samdong to Siliguri.

“They stuck on their way in the evening and couldn’t move from the place as more than two feet snow got accumulated, making driving extremely dangerous,” the defence spokesperson said.

“All the people were safely evacuated and taken to the Indian Army post where they were provided medicine, food and warm clothing for night stay in the camp,” Khongsai said.

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