Bhutan – Snowfall leaves hundreds stranded

Hundreds of commuters were stranded on both sides of Dochula pass following heavy snowfall.

Of the hundred or so stranded vehicles, about 17 were passenger buses coming to Thimphu.  There were also about 10 trucks stuck on the way.

While darkness crept in, some travellers made fires by the road and took turns to warm up.

Meanwhile two people were killed due to heavy snowfall in Sankhuwasabha district on Monday.

Thanks to Argiris Diamantis for these links

Bhutan is a landlocked country in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas, says Wikipedia. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India.

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