Guwahati: Indian Army evacuated five people who were stuck in heavy snow in Sikkim.
The troops of Indian Army carried out night evacuation of five persons including drivers and co passengers of three trucks, stuck in heavy snow in the remote area between Samdong and Lachen, North Sikkim on Jan 29 night.
North Sikkim has experienced a very heavy snowfall on Jan 29 afternoon onward.
These people were returning from Samdong to Siliguri, however got stuck on road in the evening and couldn't move from the place as more than two feet snow got accumulated, making driving extremely dangerous.
All personnel were safely evacuated and taken to Army Post where they were provided medicine, food and warm clothings for night stay in the camp.