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Army rescues 22 LUMS students stranded in snow-hit Gilgit district

The students who went on a ski trip had been stranded in the area for the past five days.

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The Pakistan Army has successfully rescued 22 students of the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) who were stuck in the snow-hit area of Rattu in Gilgit Baltistan’s Astore district.

The students who went on a ski trip had been stranded in the area for the past five days with harsh weather conditions prevailing throughout.

Lahore University of Management Sciences students
Image from the Inter–Services Public Relations (ISPR) shows the students from the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) after being rescued by the Pakistan Army.—Photo: ISPR

According to the Inter–Services Public Relations the university administration had approached the army after which Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa “directed for their immediate heli-lifting”.

The “students had gone for skiing to Gilgit and were stuck there for the last five days due to heavy snow and landslides,” the army’s media wing said.

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