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Army rescues stranded Deosai tourists

RAWALPINDI: Rescue and relief mission to evacuate 20 stranded tourists, including a foreigner, was successfully undertaken by Pakistan army in Deosai near Skardu.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s media wing, said the stranded individuals were searched and rescued by the army’s aviation helicopters.

The commander of the Force Command Northern Area also met the stranded tourists. One tourist has also been evacuated in Skardu and his health is said to be stable.

The army in coordination with the civil administration is making all endeavors to open Deosai road.

Meanwhile, a rescue team of the military along with relief items has left Chilas for Babusar by helicopter to rescue stranded tourists and local residents in Gattidas and adjoining valleys due to heavy snowfall.

Meanwhile, Commander FC Northern Areas Major General Ehsan Mehmood Khan and Commander 62-Brigade, Brigadier Azhar Munir also went on rescue mission to Deosai to rescue the tourists stranded there due to heavy snowfall.

Earlier, Deputy Commissioner Diamer, Amir Azam gave away detailed briefing to them about the tourists.

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