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400 Civilians Trapped in Leh Landslide Rescued

PTI 09 Jun 2012, 13:37:29 IST
Leh, June 9: The Army and police today rescued 400 civilians trapped in landslides at Khardung La Pass, the world's highest motorable road.

The civilians, including women and children, in 150 vehicles were trapped since last evening in multiple landslides in a stretch of 10 km at Khardung La on the Leh-Nubra road, Northern Command Army Spokesperson Rajesh Kalia said today.

The vehicles were trapped between South and North Pullu and the rescue operations were started last night.

120 people were administered oxygen as oxygen levels were low in the area, officials said.

Many of the stranded passengers had yesterday complained of mountain sickness.