Stranded Himachal CM evacuated from Kinnaur

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Stranded Himachal CM evacuated from Kinnaur

Stranded Himachal CM evacuated from Kinnaur

Admin   ¦    Jun 18, 2013 02:20:00 PM (IST)

Shimla: Nearly afetr 60hrs being stranded, finally Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, was evacuated on Tuesday morning.

Stranded Himachal CM evacuated from Kinnaur-1He CM was stranded in tribal Kinnaur district ,due to landslides triggered by incessant rains.

A chopper hired by Congress party airlifted the Chief Minister this morning as rains abated and weather cleared this morning and about a dozen persons, including some old and ailing persons were brought to Rampur in the state helicopter, officials said.

More than  1,700 people, including a large number of tourists, were stranded at various places in Kinnaur districts for the past three days and efforts were on to rescue them.

Kinnaur district received 204 mm of rains yesterday, which was never seen in the history of the tribal district.