Army rescues 73 civillians in snow bound nasta chun pass

Army launched a swift rescue mission yesterday in the higher reaches of Tangdhar at Nasta Chuun Pass and saved precious human lives. The recent spell of incessant rains and heavy snowfall at higher reaches of Tangdhar, yesterday, triggered avalanche on Tangdhar- Nasta Chhun road causing road blocks at various places. Army detachment based at Nasta Chhun received information about stranded vehicles full of passengers including women, children, aged persons and an ambulance with critically ill heart patient approximately 1.5 KM away from Nasla Chhun Pass. Army avalanche rescue Team of Nasta Chhun Pass was sprung into action immediately despite harsh weather conditions, snow blizzard and zero visibility.The rescue team of local Rashtriya Rifle unit rescued 73 civilians including women, children and a critically ill heart patient and gave medical aid and provided safe passage to them. The timely and prompt assistance provided by the Army not only rescued the civilians but also ensured that they reach their destination safely. All the rescued persons appreciated the Army which come to their rescue and risking their own lives amidst the avalanche warnings.