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Massive avalanche near China border in Sikkim kills 7

Updated On Apr 04, 2023 07:08 PM IST
  • Some 350 people in 80 vehicles, stranded on the road because of the snow, were being brought back to Gangtok, officials said.
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At least seven tourists were killed and several injured after a massive avalanche hit Sikkim's Nathu La area on Tuesday morning officials said. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 07:08 PM IST

At least seven tourists were killed and several injured after a massive avalanche hit Sikkim's Nathu La area on Tuesday morning officials said. (REUTERS)

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Till 4 pm, seven bodies were brought out of the snow and 23 people were rescued alive, including six tourists from a deep valley, a state government official said, quoting reports from the Army. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 07:08 PM IST

Till 4 pm, seven bodies were brought out of the snow and 23 people were rescued alive, including six tourists from a deep valley, a state government official said, quoting reports from the Army. (AP)

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Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the Centre was closely monitoring the situation, and the teams of the NDRF will reach the area, between Milestones 13 and 17, soon. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 07:08 PM IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah said the Centre was closely monitoring the situation, and the teams of the NDRF will reach the area, between Milestones 13 and 17, soon. (REUTERS)

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"My sincerest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the tragic avalanche in Sikkim. We are closely monitoring the situation and the teams of NDRF will reach the affected area soon. I pray for the speedy recovery of those injured," he tweeted. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 07:08 PM IST

"My sincerest condolences to the families of those who have lost their lives in the tragic avalanche in Sikkim. We are closely monitoring the situation and the teams of NDRF will reach the affected area soon. I pray for the speedy recovery of those injured," he tweeted. (PTI)

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The avalanche hit the arterial Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, which connects Gangtok to Nathu La at the China border, around 11.30 am, trapping five-six vehicles with around 30 people under the snow, the Army said in a statement. (REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 07:08 PM IST

The avalanche hit the arterial Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, which connects Gangtok to Nathu La at the China border, around 11.30 am, trapping five-six vehicles with around 30 people under the snow, the Army said in a statement. (REUTERS)

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The tourists were not permitted to travel beyond Milestone 13 due to inclement weather, but they forced the tour operators and the drivers to take them to the area where the incident happened, a police officer said. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 07:08 PM IST

The tourists were not permitted to travel beyond Milestone 13 due to inclement weather, but they forced the tour operators and the drivers to take them to the area where the incident happened, a police officer said. (PTI)

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