Tue. May 21st, 2024

The cloudburst over Lohonak Lake on Wednesday. On Thursday Army and NDRF tried to find the people who were missing in the Sikkim flood, as per reports 18 people died and 96 are still missing including 22 Army personnel. In the Teesta River basin and downstream north Bengal on the second day of the search, all are swept away and still missing in flood. 

AS per resorts twenty-six people were found injured and treatment going on in different hospitals in Sikkim. Sikkim state disaster minister said that 2,011 people have been rescued and 22,034 people have been affected by this climate tragedy. He said that the Army informed him that tourist who was in Lachen, Lachung, and adjoining regions in north Sikkim flood were in a safe zone. 

As per estimate, around 3000 tourists including foreigners are stuck in the north Sikkim flood. AS army forces opened their telecommunication facility so tourists could make calls to their worried family members. As the state government said tourist is first priority and it has been decided that tourist will be airlifted.

The Indian Air Force and Army helicopter is ready to fly over the North Sikkim flood-affected area but due to weather conditions, it couldn’t happen on Thursday. Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang visited one of the most affected Singtam.

The flood destroyed 11 bridges out of 8 bridges and washed away Mangan District. Kolkata government has given a statement that 8 bodies found in 6 were jawan and 2 were civilians. In the north SikkimFlood area, choppers gave some essential foods to stuck people.

About 10,000 people have been affected in Mangan district,6895 people in Pakyong,2579 in Namchi, and 2570 people by climate tragedy because of huge water in areas.

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