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Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims stranded at Simikot helipad due to bad weather

About 525 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims have been stranded at Simikot region in Nepal, due to bad weather..A shot,taken by Vivekananda Travels MD C. Narendran.

 

External Affairs Minsiter Sushma Swaraj tweeted the latest situation in Kailash Mansarovar region.

As on today, the 6 July, with concerted efforts, a total of 1225 stranded pilgrims were airlifted from Simikot to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. For pilgrims airlifted to Surkhet, the Embassy also put in bus service to ferry pilgrims to Nepalgunj. Likewise, the Embassy also worked with tour operators to airlift around 675 stranded pilgrims at Hilsa to Simikot for onward evacuation to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. During the evacuation process, 74 commercial flights were operated and the Embassy additionally pressed in private Choppers MI-16 along with Nepal Army Helicopters that made more than 142 sorties in the difficult terrains of Hilsa-Simikot-Nepalgunj sectors.

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