Stranded pilgrims airlifted in Uttarakhand

Updated: Jun 30, 2015, 22:04 IST
Authorities airlifted pilgrims, who were stranded due to incessant rain, from various parts of Uttarakhand. Helicopters were pressed into action to airlift pilgrims from areas cut off due to damaged roads and bridges. So far, State Disaster Rescue Force (SDRF) and police officials have evacuated around 1,000 pilgrims.