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Indian Army Rescues 3 Chinese Citizens Lost 17,500 Feet High In Sikkim

New Delhi:

Three people from China - two men and a woman - were rescued by the Indian Army in North Sikkim on Friday after they lost their way. In a heartening gesture, the soldiers, who "extended a helping hand", also offered them food and warm clothes to protect them from the harsh climate in the area. The three Chinese citizens had lost their way "in Plateau area of North Sikkim at an altitude of 17,500 feet," an official statement said.

"Realising danger to the lives of the Chinese citizens which included two men and one woman in sub-zero temperatures, the soldiers of Indian Army immediately reached out and provided medical assistance including oxygen, food and warm clothes to protect them from the vagaries of extreme altitude and harsh climatic conditions (sic), " the Army said in a statement.

Visuals show a soldier carrying oxygen cylinder helping the three people. Another picture shows a security personnel offering food to one of the men. The soldiers also helped the people fix their car.

"The Indian troops also gave them appropriate guidance to reach their destination after which they moved back. The Chinese citizens expressed their gratitude to India and the Indian Army for their prompt assistance," the Army said.

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