Four persons trapped in heavy snow in Leh, rescued

LEH —Four persons who were trapped in heavy snowfall in Leh district of Ladakh were rescued by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Friday.

Quoting officials, news agency PTI reported that the four were travelling in a car from Khaltse towards Neraks but due to heavy snowfall, their vehicle got stuck at the Singay-la Pass.

The officials, according to the report said that a rescue operation was launched by Border Roads Organisation (BRO’s) 144-RCC team led by junior engineer (JE) Pradeep Rathore adding, the team with the help of the police, rescued the four persons, including an infant, at around 4.30 am Friday.

The officials said they were evacuated to Fotoksar village.

Meanwhile, Chairman, LAHDC, Tashi Gyalson appreciated the extraordinary efforts of the BRO team for successfully conducting the rescue operation.