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400 trapped civilians rescued near Leh

Last Updated: Sunday, June 10, 2012 - 00:14

Zeenews Bureau

Khardung La: Around 400 civilians trapped in landslides near Leh have been rescued by the Army.

According to reports, the tourists got trapped after landslides hit Khardung La, which is the highest motorable pass in the world, around 40 kilometres from Leh.

At least 150 vehicles were pressed into service by the Army and the police, which conducted a joint operation Friday night, to rescue the civilians.
Reports said among the trapped were many women and children, some of whome were administered oxygen.

Khardung La in Ladakh is popular among tourists, especially for mountain biking adventures.

First Published: Saturday, June 9, 2012 - 09:08

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