Indian Air Force rescues German nationals amid heavy downpour

Air Force launched an operation and managed to rescue the nationals in an hour's time.

Stranded in snow clad Shimla for two days, two of the German nationals have finally been rescued by the Indian Air Force.

The two were stuck in a blizzard in Himachal Pradesh’s Lahaul-Spiti district.

The Air Force launched an operation and managed to rescue the nationals in an hour’s time.

The rescue of the German nationals comes a day after fifty trekkers, including students from Roorkee’s Indian Institute of Technology or IIT were stranded due to bad weather in Lahaul-Spiti.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minster Jai Ram Thakur also confirmed that the students are safe and have been rescued.

An Air Force chopper had on Saturday rescued 19 people stuck in a flash flood triggered by continuous heavy rain in Kullu district, according to an IANS report.

This comes as the state has seen heavy rain and snowfall for the past three days across many areas.

It is estimated that so far the heavy rains have claimed as many as eight lives.

Schools have been directed to remain closed in Kangra, Kullu and Hamirpur districts on Tuesday as a precautionary measure.

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