J&K police rescue 130 stranded tourists from landslide-hit Manali-Leh road

“We had rescued all the tourists last night and they have been taken to safer places,” said Deputy Commissioner Leh, Saugat Biswas.

Written by Vijdan Saleem | Srinagar | Updated: July 23, 2015 1:58 pm

The J-K Police on Tuesday evening have rescued 130 tourists who were stranded due to landslides on the Manali –Leh road. Those among rescued include some foreign nationals.

“We had rescued all the tourists last night and they have been taken to safer places,” said Deputy Commissioner Leh, Saugat Biswas. Officials said that the district administration had send four buses to the rescue tourists.

“There were landslides on Rumtse and Meru spots on the Leh – Manali road due to heavy that blocked the way for tourists coming from Manali,” said a senior police officer involved in the rescue operation. “The tourists were rescued by bringing them on foot for 15 km to the bus point. Buses were provided by district administration and were escorted by police.”

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