Army rescues 41 villagers near Nasta chhun Pass 

KL Report


Army deployed at Nasta chhun rescued 41 civilians of Lontha and Karnah villages at around 10.30 PM last night, the army spokesman said.

“Army based at Nasta Chhun Pass received information that 35 men, 05 women and a child had stranded near Kunni Nala of Nasta Chhun Pass due to heavy snowfall and ice formation,” the army spokesman said. “On receipt of the information about the stranded villagers avalanche rescue team deployed at Nasta Chhun Pass immediately got activated.”

The team braving all odds moved to the location with the rescue team despite the inclement weather, snow blizzard and night condition, the spokesman said.

“On seeing, the Army rescue team, stranded villagers got a sigh of relief,” the spokesman said. “The villagers were safely brought to Nasta Chhun Pass and provided with medical care and refreshments by the Army.”

The spokesman said that the timely and prompt assistance provided by the Army not only rescued these civilians but also ensured that all 41 villagers including two ladies and one child safely reached their destination. “Efforts of the Army were highly appreciated by the locals of the area.”


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