20 rescued from Rohtang Pass

LAHAUL-SPITI (HP), Sept 23: At least 20 stranded people have been rescued from the Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh today, a Border Roads Organisation (BRO) official said.
They were stranded due to the closure of the Rohtang Pass after heavy snowfall, Lieutenant Colonel D.S Bisht said.
After getting information, a General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF) truck was sent and they were brought to Manali safely with the help of Col A.K Awasthi and Kullu Deputy Commissioner Yunus, Bisht said.
Rohtang Pass witnessed about four feet of fresh snowfall today. The people should take utmost care while coming out of their homes in the area, the officer added. (PTI)