New Delhi: According to Indian envoy, more than 883 pilgrims those were about to travel for Kailash Mansarovar and had been stranded in the last three days due to worst weather including flood in Nepal’s Simikot, have been rescued on July 5 (Thursday). All of them were shifted on the better place where all facilities are available for them.
“At least 883 pilgrims those were stranded in Nepal due to flood and bad weather, were evacuated from Simikot to Nepalgunj and Surkhet. Vehicles facilities were made available at Surkhet to ferry pilgrims to Nepalgunj,” envoy added in a statement.
Similarly, at least 675 pilgrims were shifted from Hilsa to Simikot as the place has better for all pilgrims where all necessity facilities like medicine and food are available for them. During this period 53 flights were operated and 142 sorties were made by choppers including army as well MI16 Helicopters, the Embassy said.
About 143 Kailash Mansarover pilgrims were rescued through 10 commercial flights from Simikot to Nepalgunj today.
At the present, due to brutal weather condition including the Nepalganj-Simikot-Hilsa route of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra through Nepal, the Indian Embassy also issued a fresh advisory for the pilgrims including tour agencies, asking them to provide advice themselves with the Ministry’s standing advisory.