13 stranded passengers including a foreigner airlifted from Kargil

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir police airlifted 13 stranded passengers including a foreign tourist from a village in Kargil.

A police spokesman in a statement said after strenuous efforts by Zanskar Police and locals, the stranded passengers were traced near Lakhang and shifted to nearby Village where they were provided food, shelter, and other necessities on Saturday.

However many among them suffered frostbite to their feet and fingers after remaining stuck in snow for many days, he said.