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Assam Rifles, NSDMA rescue tourists from Dzukou valley in Nagaland

The Nagaland State Disaster Management Agency and Kohima Battalion Assam Rifles on Monday successfully rescued four tourists, who were stranded during a trek to Dzukou Valley.

According to a release issued by the PRO of the Inspector General of Assam Rifles (North), the tourists, who had arrived in Kohima from Mumbai on March 18, commenced trekking on Dzukou Valley trail from Viswema, about 20 Km east of Kohima, at 11:30 am
and they kept following sign boards and reached Dzukou Valley top at 6pm.

“However, they lost the directions thereafter and rains and thunderstorm added to their despair. These tourists were able to contact Assam Rifles, which immediately launched a specialist team from Kohima Battalion Assam Rifles along with troops of the 164 Territorial Army Battalion (Home & Hearth),” the release stated.

The NSDMA team went through Viswema route while the security forces took the Jakhama side in search of the missing trekkers. “It was at around 3:15 am on March 19 that two jawans of the Assam Rifles spotted the four of them in a place where people usually don’t trek,” an official said, adding that the trekkers had sufficient edibles, but due to the heavy downpour they were drenched and suffered from cold.

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