Ex-Canadian PM’s grandson rescued in HP



Shimla: The grandson of a former premier of Canada was rescued from Recong-Peo district headquarter of Kinnaur in Himachal Pradesh, senior police official said.

Superintendent of Police Ashok Kumar told Himvani on phone that Maxilliean Xaviar and his Indian fellow, who were stranded near in Khwangi ‘nullaha‘ due to massive landslide on the road, while they were on their way to Pooh. They were rescued late Monday night by rescue workers.

He said their vehicle was still stranded at a point near Khwangi-nallah. They have been put up at Kinner-Villa hotel in Kalpa town, 260 km from here. Both of them are safe and awaiting opening of the roads,  he added.

Police official further added that their embassy in Delhi has been informed and they confirmed that Xaviar is the grandson of the former Canadian prime minister. District administration has deployed DSP rank officer to ensure the safety of visiting dignitary.

As it have been stated earlier that more than 40 foreigners have been trapped in Kinnuar district owing to inclement weather, most of them evacuated to safer places while some of them still waiting for the roads to reopen. Pin valley and the adjoining Spiti valley surrounded by soaring mountains ranges  attracts thousands of foreigners and domestic tourist alike. Untimely snow and rain triggered many flashfloods and landslides in the Kinnuar and Lahaul Spiti tribal districts of the state.

Edited by: Johar Singh

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