Srinagar, Sep 30: On 29 Sept 2018 district administration and district police Kargil rescued and airlifted 13 stranded passengers including foreign national, Indian nationals and Nepali porters from village Kargaik and Tangzey Lungnak Zanskar near Himachal Pradesh Border.
Around 60 Nepali porters including women and children, 01 French national, 04 Indian nationals who were on way to Himachal Pradesh via Shinkula and to Zanskar had been stuck up near Lakhang since 22-09-2018 due to heavy snowfall in the region. After strenuous efforts by Police Station Zanskar with the help of locals they were traced near Lakhang and shifted to nearby Village where they were provided food, shelter and other necessities, however due to long stuck up in snow many among them suffered frostbite to their feet and fingers.
After active efforts from district administration and district police Kargil helicopter rescue was arranged and medical emergencies were airlifted to Padum Zanskar and shifted to community health centre Zanskar where they were provided First Aid and are under going treatment.
Police Station Zanskar under the overall supervision of SP Kargil Dr.Vinod Kumar IPS and under direct supervision of Dy.SP DAR Sh Regzin Sandup JKPS along with SDRF team headed by Dy.SP Civil Defence/SDRF Sh. Mohd Hussain JKPS conducted the rescue operations, besides long neck boots were also provided to the remaining stranded persons by SDM Zanskar .