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Pilgrims stranded at Kailash camp

india Updated: Sep 23, 2010 00:39 IST

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With weather playing spoilsport on Wednesday, the last batch of 37 pilgrims returning from Kailash Mansarovar could not be airlifted by the Air Force and will spend their third day at Gunji Camp, officials said.

“The pilgrims are likely be air lifted tomorrow,” District Magistrate of Pithoragarh said.

According to Pithoragarh district administration, Air Force helicopters had to fly to Gunji to lift the pilgrims before noon on Wednesday but could not carry out the operation due to heavy rains at Bareilly base.

“In the afternoon two air force helicopters reached Pant Nagar air base but due to heavy rains there and at Gunji they had to cancel their sortie,” the District Magistrate said.

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