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Jun 09, 2012 at 11:55am IST

Leh landslides: Army rescues 300; 100 still stuck

Srinagar: The Army and the police on Saturday rescued around 300 civilians trapped in landslides at Khardungla on the Leh-Nubra road.

Massive rescue operations are still on as around 100 people are still feared to be trapped.

Around 150 vehicles with 400 civilians, including women and children, were stuck in multiple landslides in a stretch of 10 km.

Police had joined rescue operations at Khardungla on Friday night to make way for the stranded vehicles.

One side of the road has been opened to the traffic.

The people rescued are given given medical assistance at South Pullu, 25 km from Leh.

The landslides struck at Khardungla on the Leh-Nubra road on Friday morning, leaving 150 vehicles mostly carrying tourists including some foreigners stranded.

120 people were administered oxygen as oxygen levels were low in the area.

Many of the stranded passengers had on Friday complained of mountain sickness.

With Additional Inputs From PTI