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Mangan (Sikkim), September, 18, 2018:

The Indian Army and Indian Air Force Helicopters continued to ferry out emergency patients and people from the cut off areas of North District. The Helicopter ferried a total of 17 people from Gangtok to Chungthang, 11 people from Mangan to Chungthang, 14 people from Mangan to Gangtok and three from Lachen to Gangtok.

According to defence sources, the helicopters made several sorties from Gangtok and Sevok and evacuated around 100 people. Medical aid was provided to people having medical problems before they were airlifted on Sunday.

The Army also made arrangements of tents, blankets and food for the stranded tourists. On arrival at Sevok and Gangtok, all requiring medical assistance were again rechecked and facilitated for their onward move to their homes. The evacuation operation will continue till all stranded people are moved out from the affected area.

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