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Sikkim Flash Flood: Death toll rises to 14, 102 people missing

Published on Oct 05, 2023 10:30 AM IST
  • A cloudburst dropped a huge amount of rain over a short period on the Lhonak glacial lake on Wednesday, triggering flash floods down the Teesta Valley.
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At least fourteen people have died and 102 others, including 22 army personnel, were missing after the cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim triggered a flash flood in the Teesta river basin, officials said on Thursday. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 05, 2023 10:30 AM IST

At least fourteen people have died and 102 others, including 22 army personnel, were missing after the cloudburst over Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim triggered a flash flood in the Teesta river basin, officials said on Thursday. (AFP)

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So far, 2,011 people have been rescued, while the calamity that happened on Wednesday affected 22,034 people, the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority (SSDMA) said in its latest bulletin. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 05, 2023 10:30 AM IST

So far, 2,011 people have been rescued, while the calamity that happened on Wednesday affected 22,034 people, the Sikkim State Disaster Management Authority (SSDMA) said in its latest bulletin. (AFP)

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The state government has set up 26 relief camps in the four affected districts, it said. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 05, 2023 10:30 AM IST

The state government has set up 26 relief camps in the four affected districts, it said. (PTI)

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The flash flood in the Teesta River, triggered by the cloudburst in Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim, caused an accumulation of a huge quantity of water, which turned towards Chungthang dam destroying the power infrastructure before moving downstream in spate, flooding towns and villages. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 05, 2023 10:30 AM IST

The flash flood in the Teesta River, triggered by the cloudburst in Lhonak Lake in North Sikkim, caused an accumulation of a huge quantity of water, which turned towards Chungthang dam destroying the power infrastructure before moving downstream in spate, flooding towns and villages. (AFP)

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The flood destroyed 11 bridges in the state, with eight bridges getting washed away in Mangan district alone. Two bridges were destroyed in Namchi and one in Gangtok.  (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 05, 2023 10:30 AM IST

The flood destroyed 11 bridges in the state, with eight bridges getting washed away in Mangan district alone. Two bridges were destroyed in Namchi and one in Gangtok.  (PTI)

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Water pipelines, sewage lines and 277 houses, both kuchcha and concrete, have been destroyed in the four affected districts. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 05, 2023 10:30 AM IST

Water pipelines, sewage lines and 277 houses, both kuchcha and concrete, have been destroyed in the four affected districts. (AFP)

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Among the 102 missing persons, 59 are from Pakyong, including the army personnel. Twenty-two are missing in Gangtok, 16 in Mangan and five people are missing in Namchi. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 05, 2023 10:30 AM IST

Among the 102 missing persons, 59 are from Pakyong, including the army personnel. Twenty-two are missing in Gangtok, 16 in Mangan and five people are missing in Namchi. (AFP)

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"More than 200 people have been moved to safer areas by the BRO in spite of continuous heavy rainfall and extremely bad weather," Defence spokesperson Lt Col Mahendra Rawat said. (PTI) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Oct 05, 2023 10:30 AM IST

"More than 200 people have been moved to safer areas by the BRO in spite of continuous heavy rainfall and extremely bad weather," Defence spokesperson Lt Col Mahendra Rawat said. (PTI)

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