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158 Indian pilgrims rescued from Simikot

KATHMANDU — 158 pilgrims were rescued from Simikot on Wednesday and at least 250 others were brought to Simikot from Hilsa.

Meanwhile, the pilgrims who are in Tibet, still remain there and are safe. They will be brought back after the evacuation process in Nepal is completed.

Hundreds of Indian pilgrims take part in the Kailash Mansarovar Yatra every year via Nepal in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China ahead of the monsoon season.

A number of Kailash Mansarovar Yatra pilgrims are stranded in parts of Nepal following heavy downpour.

Meanwhile, mortal remains of the two Indian pilgrims, one from Andhra Pradesh and another from Kerala, were brought to Kathmandu and Nepalganj by a special helicopter.

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