Saturday, September 13, 2014

Sikkim team rescued from Srinagar

Gangtok, 13 Sept [IPR]: The nine-member team from Sikkim stranded in Srinagar was evacuated from yesterday morning and taken to an army camp at Bandal Bal, 20 Km outside Srinagar.
Out of the nine, seven people led by Diki D. Bhutia left for Leh in the afternoon of 12 September and reached Leh this morning. They are now accommodated in a Government Guest House at Leh and efforts are being made to air lift them to Delhi as early as possible.
The other two officials who were based in Bandal Army Camp were airlifted to Delhi today afternoon.
All the members of the team will be arriving Delhi by tomorrow the 14th September and back to the state by 15th September.
After the communication was restored to some extent, the State Government officials were in touch with the officials as well as with different agencies including Army as a result of which prompt evacuation of the stranded officials of the state could be managed with the help of the Army.

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