6.8 quake: Rescue operation

Updated: Sep 20, 2011 21:09 IST

Border Road Organisation (BRO) personnel use an explosive device to clear a landslide at Phengla on the outskirts of Gangtok after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the region. Rescue teams backed by army sappers using explosives tried to force their way to the remote epicentre. Before the grim search for more victims can even begin, the main challenge is to reach the isolated, mountainous impact zone on the border between Sikkim and Nepal.
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Border Road Organisation (BRO) personnel use an explosive device to clear a landslide at Phengla on the outskirts of Gangtok after a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the region. Rescue teams backed by army sappers using explosives tried to force their way to the remote epicentre. Before the grim search for more victims can even begin, the main challenge is to reach the isolated, mountainous impact zone on the border between Sikkim and Nepal.

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