Helicopter reaches HP's Lahaul to rescue remaining 66 people stranded in Udaipur

Shimla, Aug 1 PTI A helicopter on Sunday reached Himachal Pradeshs tribal district Lahaul-Spiti to rescue the remaining 66 people stranded there for six days, a state disaster management official said. State disaster management director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta said that the helicopter reached Lahaul this morning and will be rescuing the 66 people stranded at various places in Udaipur.


PTI | Shimla | Updated: 01-08-2021 11:22 IST | Created: 01-08-2021 11:16 IST
Helicopter reaches HP's Lahaul to rescue remaining 66 people stranded in Udaipur
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A helicopter on Sunday reached Himachal Pradesh's tribal district Lahaul-Spiti to rescue the remaining 66 people stranded there for six days, a state disaster management official said. State disaster management director Sudesh Kumar Mokhta said that the helicopter reached Lahaul this morning and will be rescuing the 66 people stranded at various places in Udaipur. Of them, 37 are stranded at Jahlama, 15 at Shansha, and 14 at Fooda, he added.

The helicopter was allowed to fly as the weather was favorable on Sunday. Earlier, it could not fly due to bad weather for two days, Mokhtar added. So, 178 stranded people were rescued through a zipline or ropeway as a helicopter could not fly for evacuation due to bad weather, he added.

They were stranded at Udaipur in the tribal district after a cloudburst over Tojing Nullah on Tuesday, he added.

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had on Saturday visited flood-affected areas of the Lahaul Valley to take stock of the losses due to flooding in Tojing Nallah on July 27.

Thakur had also inspected the areas with a team of the district administration, Border Roads Organisation (BRO), and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP).

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