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Uttarakhand government rescues over 40 stranded Kailash Yatra pilgrims by choppers

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Dehradun: Kailash Yatra pilgrims have been facing a difficult time in Uttarakhand due to incessant rain and deteriorating weather. Several pilgrims are trapped in bad weather. 

The Uttarakhand government on Sunday rescued at least 40 pilgrims, all of whom were stranded in Bundi village because of the closure of the Kailash Mansarovar road. Choppers were being used in the rescue operation of the stranded Kailash Yatra pilgrims. All of them were brought to Kailash Dharchula.

As per the administration, due to large boulders, the road was closed for pilgrims to go ahead.

All the pilgrims were safely brought  to Dharchula; eight flights were used in this operation. The road was closed and pilgrims were stuck in Bundi after returning from the Kailash Yatra, “Dharchula deputy collector Nandan Kumar said.” “

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There were two options for the pilgrims to choose between two routes.” One route passes through Uttarakhand’s Lipulekh Pass, while the other route goes through Sikkim’s Nathu La Pass.

All the stranded pilgrims were rescued after 36 hours.

Uttarakhand has been witnessing downpours which have resulted in landslides in several parts of the state. Meanwhile, Kanwar Yatra has also got underway in the state amidst tight security arrangements.

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