Tourists’ stranded at Babusar Pass rescued
Some 60 stranded tourists from the Babusar Pass rescued amid season’s first snowfall.
Police and administration of Chilas, divisional capital of Diamer District in Gilgit Baltistan (GB), Monday rescued as many as 60 tourists from the Babusar Pass stranded amid the season’s first snowfall, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
The rescue operation led by Rescue 1133, Gilgit Baltistan Scouts, and Tourist Police lasted for three hours. All tourists were shifted to the hotels.
Tourists thanked the Chilas administration for timely rescue operations.
Snowfall continues at Babusar Top Police are evacuating Babusar Top from tourists by the district administration.— Alpine Adventure Guides (@Alpine_Pakistan) October 10, 2021
بابوسر ٹاپ پر برف باری کا سلسلہ جاری ہے پولیس ضلعی انظامیہ کے طرف سے بابوسر ٹاپ کو سیاحوں سے خالی کرا رہے ہیں#Snowfall #Babusartop pic.twitter.com/RM0qtXJdTr
Pertinent to note that Babusar Pass or Babusar Top (elevation 4,173 metres or 13,691 feet) connects Khagan Valley via the Thak Nala with Chilas on the Karakoram Highway (KKH).
Earlier reports came that heavy snowfall fell on Babusar Top that trapped passengers.
🔴 Heavy snowfall occured in #BabuSarTop & surroundings, passengers and tourists were stranded due to road closure. Tourists are being shifted to nearby hotels.— PakWeather.com (@Pak_Weather) October 10, 2021
👉 People are kindly requested to cancel all their plans to go to Babusartop.
Weather Analyst pic.twitter.com/IijNPKLaua