Jammu: IAF rescues 21 Britons, one French national

 

Leh: The IAF on Saturday said it rescued 21 Britons and a seriously injured French woman who were stranded in high altitude Leh in Jammu and Kashmir following poor weather.

Braving adverse weather conditions, Indian Air Force helicopters rescued the Britons in two batches and the French woman on Thursday and Friday.

The rescue was “a challenging casualty evacuation from high altitude”, a defence ministry statement said.

The tourists got stranded after all major rivers like the Indus, Nubra, Shyok and their tributaries in Ladakh region started flowing beyond their danger mark following five days of downpour.

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