The 10 people hail from Kanchipuram and were stuck in Nepal due to heavy rains and landslides.

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news Friday, August 05, 2016 - 16:23

Ten pilgrims from Tamil Nadu who were stranded in Nepal following an avalanche returned to New Delhi on Thursday morning. They had gone for pilgrimage to Muktinath Temple in Nepal on July 20.

According to reports, they were brought to Pokhara by helicopter and thereafter taken to Kathmandu.

They were then flown to New Delhi on Thursday.

The 10 people hail from Kanchipuram and were stuck in Nepal due to heavy rains and landslides.

They were on Muktinath mountain on July 24. In total 19 people had gone for the pilgrimage, nine had already returned to the Indian borders while ten got stuck there.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa had ordered immediate remittance of Rs 2.10 lakh for the helicopter fare and had asked the Indian Embassy in Nepal to arrange for their return.

The pilgrims will be reaching Kanchipuram on Saturday morning.    

 

 

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