Over 75 people still stuck in snow-bound Himachal areas

September 26th, 2008 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Manali, Sep 26 (IANS) More than 75 people, including 30 foreign nationals, were still stranded in snowbound areas of Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul and Spiti district Friday, officials said. “This morning nearly 80 foreigners started trekking from Kaza towards Kinnaur as the snow started melting and the sky was clear,” Lahaul and Spiti Deputy Commissioner C. Paul Rasu told IANS.

One trekker from Britain was airlifted from Jispa area and taken to Manali town, the official said. He added that the Manali-Kaza highway would be re-opened in two-three days.

Six foreign nationals were stuck in the Tabo monastery itself. These included two Americans and two Italians, the deputy commissioner said.

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