Srinagar: Army deployed at Nasta chhun rescued 41 civilians of Lontha and Karnah Villlages at around 10pm on 24 February 2015. Army based at Nasta Chhun Pass received information that 35 Gents, 05 Women and one Child had stranded near Kunni Nala of Nasta Chhun Pass due to heavy snowfall and ice formation. On receipt of the information about the stranded villagers avalanche rescue team deployed at Nasta Chhun Pass immediately got activated. The team braving all odds moved to the location with the rescue team despite the inclement weather, snow blizzard and night condition. On seeing, the Army rescue team, stranded villagers got a sigh of relief. The villagers were safely brought to Nasta Chhun Pass and provided with medical care and refreshments by the Army.
The timely and prompt assistance provided by the Army not only rescued these civilians but also ensured that all 41 villagers including two ladies and one child safely reached their destination. Efforts of the Army were highly appreciated by the locals of the area.