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Indian army evacuates truck drivers stranded amid snowfall in North Sikkim

GANGTOK: Indian army jawans in Sikkim 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 between 9 to 11 pm on 29 January.

It needs mention here that North Sikkim has experienced very heavy snowfall from January 29 afternoon onwards.

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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 an army outpost where they were provided medicine, food, and warm clothing for a night stay in the camp.

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