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130 tourists rescued from Leh-Manali road after rain causes landslides

Hindustan Times | ByPeerzada Ashiq, Srinagar
Jul 23, 2015 01:26 PM IST

At least 130 stranded tourists were rescued after a culvert was washed away and landslides blocked a stretch of the Leh-Manali road in the Ladakh region following heavy rain on Wednesday night.

At least 130 stranded tourists were rescued after a culvert was washed away and landslides blocked a stretch of the Leh-Manali road in the Ladakh region following heavy rain on Wednesday night.

“The tourists trekked 15 km to a bus point from where district administration officials and a police team escorted them,” a Srinagar-based police spokesman said on Thursday.

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The Kashmir region has been witnessing torrential rains since Wednesday night.

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Several areas in Srinagar are inundated and the water level in rivers has seen a surge.

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