Srinagar: Eighteen civilians and few vehicles were rescued by Army’s Siachen brigade at North Pullu and Khardung La Top. The rescued were stuck following snowfall in the area.
Vehicular traffic was disrupted along the route from North Pullu – Khardung La Top – South Pullu on April 21 following heavy snowfall, leading to civilians getting stuck.
“At a distance of five Km from North Pullu towards Khardung La Top, three vehicles were stranded between snow slides and one vehicle had overturned.”
The statement reads that Army detachments from North Pullu along with the Avalanche Rescue Teams cleared the snow slide and rescued eight civilians from the site. After checking their health parameters at North Pullu, few civilians who were from nearby Khardung Village were dropped off to their respective houses and the remainder was accommodated at Khalsar.
Ten civilians and one Scorpio, one Civil Gypsy and a mini bus were rescued at Khardung La Top.
“The timely and bold actions of the Indian Army in extreme weather saved precious human life and was well appreciated by the locals,” the statement said.